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Head of PyeongChang 2018 Meets IOC CoCom Chair, Pledging Close Cooperation for Successful Games Organization

18 Aug 2014
Nanjing: Yang Ho CHO, President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) sat down with Gunilla Lindberg, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for the PyeongChang 2018 Games, as well as Gilbert Felli, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director Christophe Dubi, for the first time since he came to office on July 31st.

Along with a few other key officials from POCOG, the two sides met in Nanjing on Sunday, where the 2nd Youth Olympic Games opened the day before, and discussed several pending issues and upcoming key projects.

“The meeting was a good opportunity to discuss the progress of Games preparation as well as review key issues of importance. We have a long road ahead, but I am committed to the success of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang and will work closely with the IOC to ensure success,” said POCOG President Cho.

CoCom Chair Gunilla Lindberg said, “We had a very positive meeting with President Cho and welcome him back as the leader of the PyeongChang 2018 Games. We were able to see during our discussions that he realizes the scope of the task that lies ahead of him and that he is ready for the challenge.
We underlined to him that the IOC will continue to fully support the preparations for successful Olympic Games in PyeongChang in 2018 but that much work remains to be done. We have full confidence that the Republic of Korea and PyeongChang 2018 under President Cho’s leadership will deliver on the commitments made in Durban in 2011.”

Apart from a series of other meetings with IOC officials, President Cho also attended the Opening Ceremony for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. During the trip, the PyeongChang 2018 delegation, including Vice President and Secretary-General KWAK Young-jin and LEE Byung-nam, Director-General of Games Coordination and Planning, visited the Youth Olympic Village to give encouraging words to young Korean athletes who are taking part in the Games.
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