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PyeongChang 2018 venue tour.
IOC completes eighth Coordination Commission visit to PyeongChang


15 Mar 2017
PyeongChang, Korea, March 15, 2017: With PyeongChang 2018 now less than a year away, the IOC Coordination Commission wrapped up its eighth visit to the Korean host city on Wednesday. Speaking at the end of the three-day visit, Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg said: “PyeongChang 2018 will deliver top-quality venues and fields of play on both snow and ice for the best Olympic winter athletes next year.

“We can say this with certainty as we have witnessed good progress in venue construction and received great feedback from the athletes at the 17 test events completed so far this winter. “This, combined with two first-class Olympic Villages, will make these Games truly memorable for the Olympians and Paralympians of 2018.”

During the visit, the Commission visited the Jeongseon Alpine Centre, the Alpensia Sliding Centre, the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium and the International Broadcast Centre, which are on track for delivery according to schedule.

They also joined IOC President Thomas Bach and the IOC Executive Board members on a visit of the PyeongChang Olympic Village, where they met some athletes competing in the IBSF World Cup this week at the sliding centre.

The Coordination Commission also praised the support of the local authorities, with Chair Lindberg commenting: “IOC President Bach and I had the opportunity to meet the Acting President of the Republic of Korea, Hwang Kyo-ahn, and the Chair of the National Assembly, Chung Sye-kyun, yesterday, and both underlined their support for the Games.” The next and final visit of the IOC’s Coordination Commission to PyeongChang will be in August.
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