POSTED: June 18th 2013

IOC to PyeongChang for 2nd Coordination Commission about 2018 Winter Games

The IOC and the POCOG high level team will cover a number of topics / POCOG
The IOC and the POCOG high level team will cover a number of topics / POCOG

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission got underway today for a full agenda of two days of meetings to update the IOC on the progress of the preparations for the 2018 winter Games. The commission is led by IOC Executive Board member Gunilla Lindberg and includes a list of IOC members, several heads of the winter sports federations, Olympians, and a Paralympian.

President Jin-Sun Kim and Vice-President and Secretary General Dong-Hoo Moon will be heading up the POCOG representation and elite team.

The annual meeting is taking place in host city PyeongChang and is participated by a high level team from the organizing committee, representatives from the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC), together with the local governmental authorities the major stakeholders in the first Korean winter Olympics.

The delegates are being informed on updates on areas as varied as workforce, sport, venues, marketing, communications, education and technology to name but a few.

The meetings are a key part of the process for good Games’ organization and are a foundation for exchanges to fine tune the preparations for the Games.

The Coordination Commission visits the host city once a year the first three years, then twice annually visits are carried out until Games’ time. The scheduled visits are also supplemented by visits of smaller IOC teams involving the Commission Chairman, selected members of the Commission and members of the IOC administration.

The commission comprises:

Ottavio Cinquanta, head of the International Skating Union (ISU)

Ann Cody, Paralympian

HRH Crown Prince Frederik Of Denmark

René Fasel, head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)

Edgar Grospiron, Olympian

Gian-Franco Kasper, head of the International Ski Federation (FIS)

Barry Maister, Olympian

Adam L. Pengilly, Olympian

Angela Ruggiero, Olympian

Tsunekazu Takeda, Olympian, Japanese Olympic committee chief

Zaiqing Yu, former IOC Vice-President

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