Date : 06 Jun 2018
Beijing, China, June 5, 2018: The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Debrief was held on June 4-5 to assist future Organising Committees, specifically Beijing 2022, and Interested cities to build upon the “New Horizons” opened by PyeongChang 2018. More than 600 participants attended the Debrief, including representatives from the International Paralympic Committee, NOCs, International Federations, TOP Partners, broadcasters and athletes.
"If there is one message that I would like everyone from the future Organising Committees and interested cities to remember, it is that this new approach has partnership and feasibility at its heart,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.
"Our goal is to make the Olympic Games best fit the long-term needs and goals of the host cities. With Olympic Agenda 2020, we have turned the page and are writing a new chapter in the way future Olympic Games are organised.”
Throughout the Debrief, the PyeongChang Organising Committee (POCOG) contributed its expertise on how Olympic Agenda 2020 helped it deliver an iconic sporting event that will offer long-lasting benefits to the region, which include a new express highway, a high-speed railway, sold-out Olympic villages, new hotels and venues that will be used for both sporting and cultural activities.
“PyeongChang underwent an incredible transformation from the time it was awarded the Olympic Winter Games to hosting them,” said the IOC Coordination Commission Chair for PyeongChang 2018, Gunilla Lindberg.
“POCOG set the example of how Olympic Agenda 2020 can be implemented throughout an Organising Committee’s life cycle. On behalf of the entire Olympic Movement, we congratulate PyeongChang 2018 once again on a job very well done.”
POCOG President Lee Hee-Beom added: “We are pleased to share the many lessons learned from the recent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This transfer of knowledge is essential to future organisers, and we are confident that this debriefing will serve as a great learning opportunity for Beijing to host even more successful Games in 2022.”
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