POSTED: July 31st 2014
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IOC pleased with new POCOG President Cho

Cho Yang-ho (center) with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) and AC Martin CEO Christopher Martin (left) at the Guinnes World Record concrete pour for Hanjin Group's new Wilshire Grand Hotel / Hanjin Group
Cho Yang-ho (center) with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) and AC Martin CEO Christopher Martin (left) at the Guinnes World Record concrete pour for Hanjin Group's new Wilshire Grand Hotel / Hanjin Group

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a statement on the new nomination of Cho Yang-ho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG).

Since Cho has a long standing relationship already with the Olympic Movement and as leader of the PyeongChang 2018 bid there is a history of working together.

“The election of Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee underlines the importance that the Republic of Korea and the Korean sports movement places upon the success of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games,” proclaimed IOC chief Thomas Bach. “We are pleased that President Cho has been elected so quickly and that he will dedicate himself to this important national project. I welcome him back to the PyeongChang team. I am sure that he will deliver great Olympic Winter Games for the athletes in 2018.”

Plans have been set up to meet in person in Asia during the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games taking place August 16-28 in nearby China. A delegation led by President Cho will meet with IOC President Thomas Bach, IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg, and the IOC’s Olympic Games Deputy Executive Director Christophe Dubi during the course of the 13-day event.

“I am pleased to welcome Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee. We already have a very good relationship from President Cho’s work with the PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee,” said IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg. “I look forward to reinforcing our already strong links over the coming three-and-a-half years, as we work to deliver great Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018.”


Keywords · IOC · Olympics · PyeongChang 2018 · Thomas Bach · Gunilla Lindberg · Cho Yang-ho


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