POSTED: April 30th 2014
NewsUpdate

IOC Commission tours PyeongChang 2018 venue sites for on the scene updates

Young il Chun, POCOG Broadcast Coordinator, gives details on the MPC and IBC plan for PyeongChang 2018 / POCOG
Young il Chun, POCOG Broadcast Coordinator, gives details on the MPC and IBC plan for PyeongChang 2018 / POCOG

The IOC Commission was able to see some firsts today as the overall plan takes shape / POCOG
The IOC Commission was able to see some firsts today as the overall plan takes shape / POCOG

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission went on tour with the PyeongChang 2018 organizers to see the progress of the venue construction for the 2018 Winter Games.

This marked the first time for the group, led by IOC Executive Board member, Gunilla Lindberg, to see the recently launched construction on several of the facilities. The tour ran for five hours and covered the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster including the sliding center, IBC/MPC, Yongpyong resort, Mountain Olympic Village. And then they went over to the Gangneung Coastal Cluster to view the Coastal Olympic Village, Media Village, Gangneung Sports Complex, and accommodations.

“Following a very detailed briefing yesterday on the status of the different venues and with only four years to go until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games begin, it was important for the Commission to be able to survey the progress being made on the different venues,” said IOC Chair Lindberg.

“We are pleased to see that work on key sites like the sliding centre and coastal Olympic Village has begun. The information provided to us on site reassures us about the development of the venues that have not yet been started.

“Also, the participation of the winter International Federations and National Federations this week in our meeting shows the strong spirit of cooperation between the different stakeholders, which will undoubtedly allow PyeongChang 2018 to deliver the best venues possible for the athletes,” she concluded.

POCOG President, Jin sun Kim, explained, “Today’s venue tour holds significance in that we presented venues and venue sites for the PyeongChang 2018 Games, which are either already under construction or in progress for launching construction.

“This tour came after we established detailed plans for the Mountain Olympic Village. The tour also provided commission members and IF officials with an opportunity to look around accommodations in PyeongChang and around the areas located within one-hour drive from the host city.”

Tomorrow POCOG and the IOC will host a joint press conference upon conclusion of the three day session. The IOC is set to return before the end of the year as now the 2018 Games have moved into a more intense phase of their preparations and will be undergoing two perusals per year. 


Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · Winter Games · IOC · Gunilla Lindberg


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