Report on food and beverage services at the PyeongChang 2018 Games
Details concerning meal services at the Tokyo 2020 Games will be determined in accordance with the Basic Strategy on Food and Beverage Services. This page introduces how meals were provided at the PyeongChang 2018 Games. Information provided is based on interviews with officials from the PyeongChang 2018 Games.
At the PyeongChang 2018 Games, there were two Athletes' Villages: one located in PyeongChang and the other in Gangneung. Each Athletes' Village had three types of food and beverage facilities; Main dining halls for athletes, Village plaza café where athletes were able to relax with family, friends and media members and Staff dining facilities for volunteers and other Games-related staff.
Main dining halls
- 24 hour service
- Service lines and seating capacity (PyeongChang - seating for 1,000 persons, Gangneung - seating for 700 persons)
- Staff offered various types of meals (including a buffet corner)
- Posters displayed to encourage diners to wash their hands as part of efforts to prevent norovirus infection
- Various advertising materials featuring images from the Games were displayed around the facilities, which added to the vibrant atmosphere
- Various types of Korean and other Asian cuisine were available, while consideration was given to religious requirements with the provision of halal food. Other types of food and beverages included various types of bread and toast, tea and coffee, etc.
- The salad bar, which offered a wide range of toppings and dressings, was particularly popular among the athletes
- For the environmentally minded, reusable tableware was also available
- A support desk was also set up where athletes were able to discuss nutrition-related matters
The main dining hall
A service line for halal food
Service line for fresh fruit provided in the main dining hall
Village plaza cafés
- Cafés were provided to enable athletes to relax with family, friends and members of the media.
- Beverages on offer included various drinks produced by the Coca-Cola Company, American coffee and café lattes, while light meals and snacks included croissants, scones, salad and burgers.
Toast and coffee on offer at a village plaza café
Staff dining facilities
- Buffet style
- Menus had a heavy focus on Korean food
- For overseas staff, salad, various types of bread, and cornflakes were provided
A staff dining facility
A refrigerator for cold drinks at a staff dining facility
International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre (IBC/MPC)
- Dining facilities were set up within the IBC and MPC to enable members of the media to partake of food and beverages without disrupting their work
- Foods provided included various types of bread, pizza, western-style and Korean food, and a wide selection of fruit
- A coffee shop, that was not open 24 hours, was also available
Information on food and beverage spaces for the media at the Main Press Centre
Goodies on offer in the Main Press Centre
A coffee corner provided in the International Broadcast Centre
Food and drink space at the International Broadcast Centre
A non 24-hour coffee shop at the Main Press Centre
Games competition venues
A lounge area was provided in venues for athletes and other Games-related personnel (members of the Olympic Family and the media). Concessions were available for spectators.
Athletes' lounges were provided in Games competition venues, offering various menus that took into account the type of competition in which the athletes were competing
Olympic and Paralympic Family lounges
- A wide selection of hot soups and noodles, etc. was provided as well as salads and other cold dishes
- Light snacks included sandwiches, fruit and biscuits
- Reusable plates and cutlery were used
Olympic and Paralympic Family lounges
- For spectators
- Stalls served a selection of Korean, western-style, grilled and fried foods
- Menus were available in Hangul (Korean) and English languages
Olympic Hospitality Centre
- Two types of hospitality services were provided: one for marketing partners and the media, and another for members of the general public and companies. These centres provided added-value services such as premium seats, food and beverage services.
- High quality meals were also provided as part of the hospitality services
Premium seats at Olympic Hospitality Centre
Buffet served as one of the hospitality service
Services provided for the Paralympic Games
- In light of Paralympic requirements, concessions were fitted with low counters
- All benches provided at Coca-Cola operated outdoor concessions were installed with the requirements of wheelchair users in mind
- Tables at the 24-hour service corner in the main dining hall of the Athletes' Village were lowered to facilitate wheelchair users
Counters set lower than average
Wheelchair-accessible benches at Coca-Cola's stall
Wheelchair-accessible tables at 24-hour service corner in the main dining hall of the Athletes' Village.