IOC President sees great progress in PyeongChang

IOC Pesident Thomas Bach was in PyeongChang today just ahead of the 500-day landmark before the Olympic Winter Games.

IOC/Greg Martin

He saw the progress being made on a number of venues at the mountain cluster, including the sliding centre and the International Broadcast Centre. He also visited the construction site of the Olympic Village, where all 600 apartments have already been sold to the public.

IOC President Thomas Bach IOC/Greg Martin
He met staff who have recently moved to a new headquarters in PyeongChang. Addressing the staff, President Bach told them that 500 days to go was a critical landmark when they would “begin to see all their planning being implemented”.

Later he went on to Gangneung, where the ice sports competitions will be held. He saw the great progess being made at the figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey venues, which will all host test events this winter.

IOC President Thomas Bach meeting PyeongChang 2018 staff IOC/Greg Martin
Earlier, the President met the Sports Ministers of Korea, Japan and China, who have signed a cooperation agreement ahead of the three Olympic Summer and Winter Games coming up consecutively in Asia in the next six years.

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