POSTED: Sunday July 20th 2014
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President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee Steps Down

SEOUL, July 21 - President Jin-sun Kim of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) announced his resignation Monday during an executive staff meeting held at POCOG’s Seoul Office.

In his speech to the employees of POCOG, President Kim noted, “PyeongChang 2018 is at a turning point for the latter half of its Games preparation, which requires more detailed planning and execution.”

He added, “At this critical juncture, I believe that PyeongChang 2018 needs new leadership and a stronger system that will effectively carry out various Games-related projects. And this is why I decided to resign as President of POCOG.”

President Kim also asked for continued support of all stakeholders and the media in preparing for a successful 2018 Games in PyeongChang.

For more information:
CONTACT: POCOG Press Office
pressoffice@pyeongchang2018.com

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About POCOG

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will host the XXIII edition of the Olympic Winter Games on 9-25 February 2018. Over 80 countries and 6,000 athletes are expected to take part in the first Olympic Winter Games to be held in Asia in 20 years. Seven sports comprising 15 disciplines will be on the official programme.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on 9-18 March 2018, with approximately 50 countries and 690 athletes competing. Five sports are on the Paralympic programme.

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Name: Pocog Press Office
Organization: PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Email:
Phone: 82333502197
URL: http://www.pyeongchang2018.com


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