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PyeongChang 2018 marks one-month countdown with MPC opening

Date : 09 Jan 2018

PyeongChang, Korea, January 9, 2018: The Main Press Centre (MPC) for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games opened on Tuesday as the Organising Committee celebrates the one-month-to-go milestone. The MPC will be home to over 2,900 accredited media from around the world that will descend on PyeongChang in the coming weeks. 

It will be open from 8am to 11pm from today until January 29 as organisations set up their offices and make themselves at home in the host city. From January 30, 24-hour operations will begin until February 26 to ensure media can meet their deadlines and work in a safe, warm and serviced environment as they share their stories around the world.

The complex consists of three buildings in Alpensia Resort with two existing buildings being used to house MPC1 (three floors in the Alpensia Convention Hall) and MPC2 (Alpensia Concert Hall). MPC 3, which is home to the 33 media offices, nine NOCs and future Olympic Organising Committees, IOC media office, IOC ticketing desk, rate card office and a media lounge, is a temporary structure just behind the Convention Centre.

Lee Hee-beom, President of PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee, said: “With one month to go until the opening ceremony, we are delighted to open the Main Press Centre today. We are ready to welcome the world’s media as they start to join us over the coming weeks.”

Along with the MPC, the International Broadcast Centre, which was handed over to the Olympic Broadcasting Service in June, officially opened its doors today. It sits just across the road from the MPC in Alpensia Resort and will house more than 50 broadcasting companies and more than 8,000 personnel.



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