International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games host city of PyeongChang got underway today. The visit will last for two days (18-19 June) and will be led by the Chair of the IOC’s Commission, Gunilla Lindberg.
The meeting will also be attended by representatives of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG), the Korean Olympic Committee, and the local
The two days of meetings will allow the Commission to review POCOG’s progress
since their last meeting in 2012. Updates will be given on areas as diverse as
workforce, sport, venues, marketing, communications, education and technology to
name but a few. These updates offer the opportunity to POCOG not just to present
their achievements, but also to gain guidance and insight from the members of
the Commission, which includes representatives of the athletes, International
Federations, National Olympic Committees, IOC members and the International
The IOC, as the guardian of the Olympic Games, assists and monitors the work of
the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games through the work of the
Coordination Commission. The Commission visits the host city once a year until
four years from the Games, when the visits become twice yearly until the Games
are held. The Commission’s full meetings are supplemented by the regular visits
of smaller IOC teams involving the Commission Chairman, selected members of the
Commission and members of the IOC administration.
The 23rd Olympic Winter Games will be held on 9-25 February 2018, and the 12th Paralympic Winter Games will be staged on 9-18 March 2018.