16 Mar 2015
For its fourth visit to the 2018 host region, the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang, led by its Chair, Gunilla Lindberg, will be holding all its meetings for the first time in the city of Gangneung (17-19 March).
Gangneung will play host to the venues for three of the seven Olympic winter sports – curling, ice hockey and skating – at the Olympic Winter Games in 2018. The meeting will be an opportunity for the full Commission to discuss with PyeongChang Organising Committee (POCOG) President Yang-ho Cho and his team about the progress that has been made since Cho’s appointment last year.
During the visit, the Commission members will look at a number of different areas of POCOG’s work including services to the athletes, National Olympic Committees, International Federations, and media; sport; venues; transport; marketing; people management; legacy; education; technology; and the Paralympic Games. The Commission will also visit a number of the venues in the mountain cluster and the coastal cluster.
PyeongChang was elected as the host city for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa, on 6 July 2011. PyeongChang won the vote against the cities of Annecy (France) and Munich (Germany). PyeongChang defeated Munich and Annecy in the first round of voting, by 63 votes to 25 and 7 respectively. The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang will play host to the seven Olympic Winter sports currently on the Olympic programme and will run from 9 to 25 February 2018.