PyeongChang 2014: Planning for the First Ubiquitous Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
All information will be made available on mobile devices, raising information technology at the Games to an unprecedented level.
As well as competition results and statistics, members of the Olympic Family will also be able to access media, transport, accommodation and other information at all times. It will be possible to make reservations for tickets and accommodation, or to check on transport schedules, while travelling.
Gangwon Province, where PyeongChang is located, is already developing this technology to support tourism and public administration in the region. Visitors will benefit from foreign language services and real time weather reports.
The bid committee and Gangwon Province have worked together on a pilot project to attach RFID-USN tags to equipment, enabling automatic entry to selected ski resorts, including Gangwon Land, for people who purchase passes. This will be extended to other ski resorts next season.
Kim Jin-sun, Governor of Gangwon Province and Executive President of PyeongChang Bid Committee said:
”This winter season, visitors to Gangwon Province have already experienced Ubiquitous technology. If PyeongChang is awarded the 2014 Games, we will take technology at the Games to an unprecedented level, leading to greatly enhanced convenience and enjoyment both for those who attend the Games and for those who watch from afar.”