22 March 2015
IOC Coordination Commission has summed up the visit to Pyeongchang
According to ATR news in the framework of its fourth visit to South Korea the IOC Coordination Commission visited Gangneung for the first time. During the 2018 Olympic Games Curling, Speed Skating, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating competitions will take place there. According to the Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg, the Organizing Committee (POCOG) has made significant progress in preparing for the competitions and should continue to work at the same pace in order to meet its obligations.
The POGOC, headed by the President of the organization Cho Yang Ho, together with its partners has made a significant step forward in terms of preparation for the Games”, – said Lindberg. – Significant progress has been made in the preparation of the Olympic venues since January, when we were here last time. A new major partnership agreement has been signed, the first meeting of the Integration Working Group has been held successfully and cooperation of all parties for the benefit of the Games continues.”
Also Gunilla Lindberg welcomed the initiative of the POCOG to establish a special Pyeongchang Winter Series Foundation Council, that will be responsible for the test competitions. In addition, the Coordination Commission Chair said that test events is not the only thing the Organizing Committee will have to pay attention to.
“There is no more spare time available”, – summed up Lindberg.
It is to be recalled that the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February 2018.