POSTED: January 21st 2012

Exclusive: PyeongChang 2018 leaders Kim and Moon meet with IOC and IFs

Innsbruck is currently hosting the inaugural winter Youth Olympic Games / SFC
Innsbruck is currently hosting the inaugural winter Youth Olympic Games / SFC

LAURA WALDEN in INNSBRUCK / Sports Features Communications

INNSBRUCK: The top leaders of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games (POCOG) are in town to attend the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and meet with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and key international sports federations to discuss preparations for the winter Games.

POCOG President Jin-sun Kim said, "We met with IOC President, Dr. Jacques Rogge, Director General Christophe de Kepper, Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli, Sports Director Christophe Dubi and Gunilla Lindberg, head of the IOC Coordination Commission to update them on their plans for the works for the upcoming year.

"Also the discussions included the upcoming first IOC Coordination Commission meeting, led by Lindberg and her team of experts, that will take place March 19-23 in PyeongChang," he added. 

This meeting was the first opportunity for Vice President / Secretary General Dong Hoo Moon to meet a number of IOC members and winter IF leaders. He was in charge of the sports department of the ’88 Seoul Games, was involved with the FIFA World Cup in 2002, and also managed the IAAF World Championships this past August in Daegu. So he saw many familiar faces but had the chance to forge some new alliances in the Olympic Family.

Both Kim and Moon also took advantage to meet with a number of the winter sports federations’ leaders to touch base with them and to brief them also on the progress of the works.

They also informed everyone about the set up of the new secretariat and the new organization as well as to explain the design phases and emphasized how important their input would be as the works go forward.

The discussions included information about the plans for the high speed train and general details about their plans going forward and how they are looking to work closely with the relevant organizations and federations and cooperate with them.

A very important fact that they wanted to inform everyone about was that the ‘Special Law’ has been approved by the National Assembly and how this will affect the organization of the Games.

The PyeongChang 2018 team will be here through the 23rd for meetings and taking notes on the YOG organization then will be going to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne for the 2018 bid cities debrief.

Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · Jin Sun Kim · Dong Hoo Moon · Jacques Rogge · Gunilla Lindberg · Gilbert Felli · Christophe Dubi

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