POSTED: August 29th 2011
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PyeongChang 2018 Olympics get off the ground with IOC visit

The IOC and the team from PyeongChang started the three day seminar / PyeongChang 2018
The IOC and the team from PyeongChang started the three day seminar / PyeongChang 2018

(L to R) Gunilla Lindberg and Yang Ho Cho / PyeongChang 2018
(L to R) Gunilla Lindberg and Yang Ho Cho / PyeongChang 2018

LAURA WALDEN in DAEGU / Sports Features Communications

DAEGU/PYEONGCHANG: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is holding the first orientation seminar at the PyeongChang Alpensia Resort to launch the preparations for the 2018 winter Games. For the next three days the focus will be on getting the works off the ground.

IOC President Rogge sent a video message as he was in Daegu attending the World Athletic Championships.

IOC head of the coordination commission, Gunilla Lindberg, said "It's a great pleasure to be back in PyeongChang, as you begin life as an Olympic host city.

“Today, we embark on a journey together that will last nearly seven years, as we strive to organize the first ever Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea.

"This orientation seminar is a key element in ensuring that the foundation upon which we construct preparations for the Games is solid but from my experience with the Evaluation Commission and having seen the work of the PyeongChang team, I am confident that we will deliver great Games in 2018."

PyeongChang 2018 chief, Yang Ho Cho, added, “Over the next seven years we will work closely with the IOC to stage a great Games. The Organizing Committee will soon be formed and all stakeholders in the process … including the central and local government, KOC, KPC and private sector partners, will work together to ensure PyeongChang’s success.”

The IOC delegation was comprised of Lindberg, who also chaired the evaluation commission, Gilbert Felli, IOC executive Games director, and Christophe Dubi, IOC sports director. PyeongChang was represented by the head of the bid, Yang Ho Cho, and also included KOC President Y. S. Park, Governor Moon-Soon Choi, and representatives of the central and local government, KOC, KPC and private sector partners.  More than 150 people are attending the seminar.

The IOC will brief the PyeongChang team on the Games Management Model across a number of functions including venues, planning, clients, commercial, marketing and communications, to get things off to a smooth start. 

The IOC team will also make venue tours to all three clusters as they did during the evaluation visit back in February.


Keywords · IOC · PyeongChang 2018 · Gunilla Lindberg · Gilbert Felli · Yang Ho Cho · Christophe Dubi · Moon-soon Choi


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