Completion of First International Training Period in PyeongChang with Athletes from 30 Nations
I have arrived in Korea! While here, I decided to check out Gangneung beach. I also went to Woljeongsa Temple with my teammates and took in some South Korean history.
Most importantly, I was here for the first International Training Period (ITP) for International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation athletes at the new Alpensia Sliding Center in PyeongChang.
The first ITP has concluded, after running for ten days (March 2-12).
All training results can be found at http://www.ibsf.org/en/races-results?session=TR
Directly after the ITP, on March 14, the official training kicks-off for the eighth BMW IBSF World Cup 2016/2017 (March 17-19, 2017). The World Cup finale concludes the pre-Olympic season for the IBSF athletes.
The Alpensia Sliding Centre follows Nagano (JPN) as the second artificial ice track in Asia. The Sliding Center, with a total length of 1,376 m and a vertical drop of about 116 m, is close to the Main Press Center of PyeongChang and to various Olympic venues for alpine and Nordic skiing.
Ahead of the Olympic season 2017/2018, another IBSF International Training Period is scheduled in PyeongChang for October 23-29. ©RWH2017