POSTED: Sunday November 16th 2014
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National Olympic Committees' Visits to PyeongChang becoming more frequent for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

(L to R) Lee Myung-ha, Project Manager Europe, NOC Relations Dept. (POCOG), Igor Kazikov, Head of Dictorate, Georgy Mnatsakanov, Head of Dept., Alexander Grushine, Head of Dept.
(L to R) Lee Myung-ha, Project Manager Europe, NOC Relations Dept. (POCOG), Igor Kazikov, Head of Dictorate, Georgy Mnatsakanov, Head of Dept., Alexander Grushine, Head of Dept.

The Russian Team visiting the venues / POCOG
The Russian Team visiting the venues / POCOG

SEOUL, November 16 - The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) was delighted to have the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the former host nation Russia for a four day visit this past week.

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) came with a delegation of 3 and was briefed on Games preparations, updated service plans for the athletes, and then visited the construction sites of competition venues in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster and the Gangneung Coastal Cluster. They were highly satisfied with the compact venue concept as well as how PyeongChang 2018 is utilizing the existing facilities as much as possible and left on a high note for the next stage of their preparations for the Olympic Games.

With less than three and a half years to go to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, NOC visits to Host City PyeongChang have become more frequent as they strategize their plans and learn about the venue preparations. Including the Russian delegation, now 7 NOCs have traveled to PyeongChang for reconnaissance visits during the second half of this year. Each NOC has spent 4-5 days inspecting major projects such as the competition venues, the Olympic Villages and equally important the transport facilities in order to best support their athletes for participating in the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

Georgy Mnatsakanov, Head of Department at the Russian Olympic Committee praised PyeongChang's compact plan, "I am very impressed by the fact that from the Alpensia zone, all the competition venues and Olympic Villages can be reached within 30 minutes."

Director General of Communications and PR SHIN Muchol stated, "We are actively informing the NOCs about our plans to best support their athletes and at the same time we are gathering advice from each team in order to make 2018 Olympic Winter Games the most athlete-oriented and Games-oriented."

As the 2014-2015 winter sports season opens in the Republic of Korea, 4 more NOCs including Sweden and Norway have confirmed visits to PyeongChang by next February to better coordinate their preparations.

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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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Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · POCOG · Russian Olympic Committee · Winter Olympics


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