Le comité d'organisation de PyeongChang 2018 (POCOG) a présenté aujourd'hui un compte rendu des Jeux à la Session du Comité International Olympique (CIO), soulignant les succès et difficultés rencontrés lors de l'organisation de ces XXIIIes Jeux Olympiques d'hiver. Le président du CIO, Thomas Bach, a résumé l'exposé en déclarant devant la Session : “le POCOG et nos amis et partenaires coréens ont porté les Jeux Olympiques d'hiver à un autre niveau.”
Among the highlights of the POCOG report were the announcement that the Organising Committee will have a balanced budget of USD 2.4 billion and that over 1.3 million spectators had visited the Games so far. POCOG President Lee Hee-beom also noted that 1,200 cultural events had been held with over half a million spectators taking part.
On the subject of legacy, President Lee informed the Session that nine of the 12 Games venues already had legacies in place as multipurpose sports or leisure and tourism facilities. For the three outstanding venues – Jeongseon Alpine Centre, Gangneung Hockey Centre and Gangneung Oval – President Lee underlined how discussions are in progress and are expected to be finalised soon with the Republic of Korea Government and the Gangwon Province.
IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg highlighted the good job done by POCOG when she said: “Under your leadership, President Lee, the Organising Committee and its partners have certainly delivered on your promises, providing everyone of us with a unique and memorable experience.” She also emphasised the positive feedback from the different Games participants like the athletes, International Federations, National Olympic Committees, broadcasters and marketing partners, while paying tribute to the spectators and volunteers for their contribution to the success of the Games.