Venue names for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics chosen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang say they have selected names for the event venues that will be easy for both Korean and non-Korean speakers to identify.

The organizing committee said in a statement Tuesday the venues will be grouped in two main areas - the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster, where skiing and snowboarding events will be held, and the Gangneung Coastal Cluster, the site of hockey, curling and skating events.

The venue names include the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, the site of the opening and closing ceremonies; the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center (ski jumping and Nordic combined events); the Gangneung Oval (speed-skating events); and Bokwang Snow Park (snowboarding events).

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