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IOC completes final inspection of PyeongChang 2018

Date : 31 Aug 2017

PyeongChang, Korea, August 31, 2107: Following its ninth and final visit to PyeongChang (August 29-31), the IOC’s Coordination Commission left the Republic of Korea very confident that the city is prepared to welcome the world to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. “Over the course of our three-day evaluation visit, PyeongChang’s readiness to host the Olympic Winter Games 2018 was highlighted,” said IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg.

“We saw first-hand the advances that have been made on venues and infrastructure, as well as heard updates on plans to further engage with Olympic fans. While details must continue to be refined in the coming months, it was evident that the Organising Committee is well on its way to delivering successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”

With all permanent venues complete or nearing completion, PyeongChang 2018 will now ramp up its promotional activities. The second phase of ticket sales will start next week and the Olympic Torch Relay is set to begin in just over two months. 

The President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee, Lee Hee-beom, commented, “We are now just 162 days away from the start of the Olympic Winter Games and working to put the important finishing touches to the Games. “We want to make these the best Winter Games ever and showcase Korea to the world as a global leader in sports and as the new hub for winter sports in Asia.” 

Retired figure skating icon Kim Yu-Na met with the Coordination Commission members during the visit and said: “You can feel that Games time is quickly approaching. With the IOC and PyeongChang Organising Committee having worked so hard together, I firmly believe in the success of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

“As for me, I will continue to do my best as an honorary ambassador of PyeongChang 2018, and help people engage with the Games until the time of the Closing Ceremony.”




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