PyeongChang 2018: IPC praises both the quality of the organizing team and the progress made for the Paralympics
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
March 1 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has just carried out its first project review of the 2018 Paralympic Games to be held at PyeongChang, South Korea.
The two day meeting was held during February 27/28 and was headed by IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez, Paralympic Games Integration Director Thanos Kostopoulos and Commercial and Marketing Director Alexis Schaefer.
The IPC team met with a delegation from the 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) led by President and CEO Kim Jin-sun and Vice President and Secretary General Dong Hoo Moon.
Gonzalez noted on the progress, “It is exciting to see how much the preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games have come along in the past year.
"We’ve had very productive and open discussions and are very pleased with the quality of the organising committee team.
"We look forward to working together towards a very successful Paralympic Winter Games in 2018.”
The meeting covered a range of topics including observations from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the organising committee structure, the Games Foundation Plan, sport, accessibility, venues and infrastructure, marketing, broadcasting and communications.
And importantly, the development of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic emblem that will be the branding of the Paralympics was discussed during a parallel meeting.
The Paralympics in PyeongChang will take place between March 9-18 in five years time in 2018.
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