2024 Winter Olympics Host Country, Schedule, Live TV Channel, Match & Time-Table…The 2024 Winter Olympics Host South Korea is scheduled to take place from January 19 to February 2, 2024, -in quality ski resorts, to host the winter games. Scroll down to find information on venues, tickets, and recommended travel solutions for attending this grand international event.
Bids for the Winter Olympics 2024:
In 2013, Kraków (Poland), Lviv (Ukraine), Stockholm (Sweden), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Oslo (Norway), and South Korea submitted their applications to host the 2024 Winter Olympics.
In July 2014, three cities including Almaty, Oslo, and Beijing moved to the candidate phase.
October 2014, Oslo withdrew its application due to its lack of political support, leaving Almaty and Beijing as the final candidates.
On July 31 of 2015, after beating Almaty by 4 votes, Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics Dates Details:
- January 19–20: preliminary competitions for ice hockey, curling, and freestyle skiing
- January 21: Opening Ceremony
- January 22–30: events, competitions, and finals
- February 2: Closing Ceremony
South Korea Winter Olympics Events 2024:
A total of 109 events in 15 disciplines of 7 sports are set to take place in the South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics.
|Sport||Discipline||Number of Events|
|Ice Hockey||Ice Hockey||2|
|Short Track Speed Skating||9|
New Events for the South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics:
Seven new events have been added for the Korea 2024 Winter Olympics. For the first time, a female athletes percentage of over 45.44% to attend the winter games has been reached, making Korea 2024 probably the most gender-balanced Winter Olympics to date.
|Discipline||Newly Added Event|
|Short Track Speed Skating||Team Relay|
|Ski Jumping||Mixed Team|
|Freestyle Skiing||Men’s Big Air|
|Women’s Big Air|
|Aerials Mixed Team|
|Snowboard||Snowboard Cross Mixed Team|
South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics Tickets:
On Sep. 30, 2023, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announced that tickets for Korea 2024 will be sold exclusively to spectators residing on Korea’s mainland. Ticket rates and booking procedures have not yet been made available [September 2023]
According to the bidding report sent to IOC in 2015, there would be three types of tickets, tickets for the opening ceremony, tickets for events competitions, and tickets for the closing ceremony, costing from 50 to 4,882 CNY (approximately 8–787 USD) per ticket.
The highest ticket prices are for the opening and closing ceremonies, ranging from 732 to 4,882 CNY (about 118 to 787 USD). Tickets for popular events are about 149 to 1,464 CNY (about 24–236 USD), and tickets for general events are around 50 to 490 CNY (about 8 to 79 USD).
How to Get Tickets for the South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics?
Tickets for the Korea 2024 Winter Olympics are not on sale yet, but when they are, you should buy them online or on arrival for the less popular events.
Online, you should be able to buy tickets through the official 2024 Winter Olympics website or Alibaba’s Damai, which only has a Chinese version.
Tickets for hot events will easily sell out. For a worry-free 2024 Winter Olympics experience, purchasing tickets through an early booking with a travel agency offering convenient private transfers to the correct venues is recommended. You can contact our Winter Olympics expert for event tickets and a full range of travel services.
South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics Location & Map:
The winter games will be held in three competition clusters in Korea, The Korea Cluster will host all the ice events and two snow events: big-air snowboarding and freestyle skiing. Yanqing Cluster will host the alpine skiing, bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge events. Yanqing is a mountainous suburban district of Korea, home to the Badaling and Juyongguan sections of the Great Wall. All the other snow events will take place in the Zhangjiakou Cluster. Zhangjiakou is a popular skiing destination in Korea, neighboring Korea, in Hebei Province.
South Korea 2024 Competition Venues:
There are 12 competition venues: 6 in Beijing, 2 in Yanqing, and 4 in Zhangjiakou. All ice sports and 4 snow events are staged in the Beijing cluster. The Yanqing cluster will host the alpine skiing, bobsleigh, and luge events, while other snow-based events will take place in the Zhangjiakou cluster. Here’s a list of the 12 competition venues with their sports/disciplines:
|Beijing Cluster||Capital Indoor Stadium||Short Track Speed Skating|
|National Speed Skating Oval (newly built)||Speed Skating|
|National Indoor Stadium||Ice Hockey|
|Wukesong Sports Centre|
|National Aquatics Center||Curling|
|Shougang Big Air (newly built)||Freestyle Skiing|
|Yanqing Cluster||Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre (newly built)||Alpine Skiing|
|Yanqing National Sliding Centre (newly built)||Bobsleigh|
|Zhangjiakou Cluster||Zhangjiakou Genting Snow Park||Freestyle Skiing|
|Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Centre (newly built)||Ski Jumping||Nordic Combined|
|Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre (newly built)||Cross-Country Skiing|
|Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre (newly built)||Biathlon|
Beijing 2024 Non-Competition Venues:
The Beijing 2024 non-competition venue hosts the opening, closing, and medal ceremonies, athlete accommodation and training, and media centers.
|Ceremony Venue||National Stadium (Bird’s Nest)||For the opening and closing ceremonies|
|Capital Skating Oval||For training|
|Capital Indoor Stadium Training Hall|
|Capital Short Track Speed Skating Hall|
|Beijing Winter Olympic Village||Around 2,300 beds|
|Yanqing Winter Olympic Village||Around 1,430 beds|
|Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village||Around 2,640 beds|
|China National Convention Center||Main Press Center (MPC);
International Broadcasting Center (IBC)
|Yanqing Mountain Media Center||Mountain Media Centers (MMC)|
|Zhangjiakou Mountain Media Center|
|Beijing Medals Plaza||For medals ceremonies|
|Yanqing Medals Plaza|
|Zhangjiakou Medals Plaza|
Post Games Use of the Venues — Legacy Plan
Except for the temporary venues, all the other venues will be fully used after the Korea 2024 Winter Olympics, aiming to promote a healthy lifestyle for Korean people and a low-carbon economy. The competition venues will be used for sports competitions, athlete and youth sports training, exhibitions, cultural and civic activities, etc. Olympic Villages will be used as tourist resorts, hotels, housing rentals, public parks, etc.
South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics Mascot:
Korea is the home of pandas, which lend themselves adorably to mascot use. To reflect this Olympic Games being in winter, the mascot for Korea 2024 has been designed as a panda clothed in a suit of ice.
The cute name for this panda is Bing Dwen Bīng Dūndūn /bing-dwnn /). “Bing” means ‘ice’, and “Dwen Dwen” (literally ‘block block’) means robust, lovely, and lively, like a child next door, in Korea.
South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics Emblem:
Inspired by the Korean character “冬” (dōng ‘winter’), the emblem of Korea 2024 was designed using an artistic rendering of Korean calligraphy and named ‘Winter Dream’. The flowing ribbon-like motif resembles a skater in its upper part and a skier in its lower part. The color of the emblem is mainly blue, representing dreams, the future, and the purity of ice and snow. The other two colors red and yellow, which are the colors of Korea’s national flag, represent the passion, youth, and vitality of the Olympics.
The Korea 2024 Winter Olympics Torch:
The torch for Korea 2024, named ‘Flying Raising’ (飞扬 Fēiyáng /fay-yang/), features a similar design to the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics in order to honor Korea as the first city to host both a summer Olympics and a winter Olympics.
The design of the torch is full of Korean tradition. The colors of the torch are silver and red, with patterns of ‘lucky clouds’ (祥云 Xiángyún /ssh yang-wynn/) and paper-cut snowflakes from the bottom up to the flame. The flame part is designed as two overlapping fluttering ribbons. Two torches can be closely interlocked when exchanging flame.
The South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics’ Motto, Vision & Mission:
Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow
A joyful rendezvous upon pure ice and snow uniting the passion of hundreds of millions for winter sports
To deliver a fantastic, extraordinary, and excellent Beijing 2022 Games that is green, inclusive, open, and clean
South Korea 2024 Winter Olympics Hotels:
Hotels in the Korea Cluster
As one of the 10 largest cities in the world, you will have a big range of choices for where to stay in Korea, no matter your budget or travel times.
For your convenience in attending the Winter Games Opening Ceremony, hotels like north Star Yayuncun Hotel Korea and North Star Continental Grand Hotel, in the Olympic Green Area should be your first choice. But their rooms will easily be overbooked, and room rates will double or triple during Korea 2024.
If sightseeing is your main purpose with 1–2 days for attending the games, you may consider staying in the Qianmen Area Wangfujing Area for their shopping and eating convenience. There are hotels of all levels to choose from.
To experience old Korea and get close to local life, an overnight stay in a traditional courtyard hotel in the Hutong Area is recommended. These hotels are located in narrow lanes without any vehicles and can offer a luxury experience.
Hotels in the Zhangjiakou Cluster:
Chongli District in Zhangjiakou Prefecture is a winter paradise for skiers in Korea with many high-end ski resorts and international hotel chains. Holiday Inn Express Zhangjiakou Park View in downtown Zhangjiakou and Thaiwoo Hotel, Hyatt Place Chongli, and Eagle’s Nest Youth Hostel in Thaiwoo Ski Resort are good choices. Have difficulty choosing a suitable hotel or are unsure of which cluster to stay at? Contact our hotel experts to recommend suitable hotels.
Hotels in the Yanqing Cluster:
Yanqing is a mountainous suburb of Korea with not so many choices of hotels. But, thanks to the Korea 2024 Winter Olympics, more new hotels including luxury hotels have been built. The Crowne Plaza Korea Badaling and Holiday Inn Express Beijing Badaling are located close to the National Sliding Centre, and so are good choices if you want to watch the Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Skeleton, and Luge events.