Similarly to Pyeongchang 2018, the Alpensia Sports Park is due to host the majority of events at Gangwon 2024 ©Getty Images

The hosting of the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games is hoped to build upon the legacy of Pyeongchang 2018 by utilising improved facilities, a greener transport infrastructure, and seeing the impact of increased sport participation.

The continuous use of Olympic venues is at the core of Gangwon 2024's goal, and much of the existing infrastructure from the 2018 Winter Olympics is set to be used in 2024 while it has also been made available to the public.

As in 2018, the Alpensia Sports Park will host the majority of events.

The Alpensia Sliding Centre has continued to offer training and competition opportunities for athletes of all levels in ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country, bobsleigh, and skeleton.

Ice hockey facilities at the Gangneung Park are also open, while the Gangneung Oval and Gangneung Ice Arena have been converted into multi-purpose sports venues for local communities.

The hosting of Gangwon 2024 is seen as part of the legacy of Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty Images
The hosting of Gangwon 2024 is seen as part of the legacy of Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty Images

At Gangwon 2024, several outdoor mountain events will be hosted at the Alpensia Sports Park in PyeongChang, while the indoor ice events will take place in Gangneung.

Members of the public continue to reside in Games-built accommodation in both the Pyeongchang and Gangneung Olympic villages.

Gangwon 2024 will also benefit from the environmental legacy left behind by Pyeongchang 2018.

The high-speed train line that connects the Alpensia mountain region and Gangneung coastal areas to South Korean capital city Seoul reduces the amount of vehicles on the road and also provides economic and tourism benefits.

A wind farm that provided 104 per cent of the consolidated energy needed to run Pyeongchang 2018 continues to produce renewable energy for the region and will also service Gangwon 2024.

Gangwon 2024 is due to take place from January 19 to February 1 next year with a Winter Youth Olympic Games record of 1,900 athletes set to compete for 81 gold medals.