POSTED: October 19th 2016
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Olympics: POCOG President Lee Hee-beom visits Beijing to build strong cooperation among organizing committees

POCOG President, Lee Hee-beom delivers the keynote address at the 2016 World Winter Sports Expo and Forum in Beijing © POCOG
POCOG President, Lee Hee-beom delivers the keynote address at the 2016 World Winter Sports Expo and Forum in Beijing © POCOG

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) are taking steps to build strong partnerships for the Olympics as the 2018 Games draw closer.

Their latest step includes POCOG President, Lee Hee-beom visiting Beijing, China to participate in the first World Winter Sports Expo and Forum. The event's keynote address was delivered by President Lee. He also met with President of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Guo Jinlong; and Director of General Administration of Sport (China) and Executive President of Beijing 2022, Liu Peng.

The group discussed plans that would strengthen cooperation among the PyeongChang, Tokyo, and Beijing organizing committees. They also exchanged ideas on how to transfer operational knowledge proficiently, organize joint projects, and utilize sponsorship and competition venues.

This meeting ended up drawing attention at the World Winter Sports Expo and Forum as China, Korea, and Japan representatives will attend the Rio 2016 Debriefing in Tokyo, Japan, which is scheduled for November.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


Keywords · POCOG · PyeongChang · Olympics · Paralympics · Beijing 2022 · Tokyo 2020 · PyeongChang 2018


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