The compactness of the venues of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang has been one of the winning arguments of the bid. The Games are gathered around two main venues, the mountain resort of Alpensia for the outdoor sports (Nordic and alpine skiing, bobsled...) and the coastal city of Gangneung for the indoor sports (figure skating, hockey, curling...). In addition there are two mountain stand alone venues.
The Games will have a total of 13 competition venues – six of which will be new. The speed skating rink construction having started in October 2014, all of the new venues are now under construction.