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©NYOGOC - IOC President Thomas Bach meets with young staff at the headquarters of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
IOC President visits Nanjing

18 Nov 2013
Nanjing, China: Newly elected IOC President Thomas Bach made his first official visit to Nanjing, China, on Monday to check on the progress made by the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC) and to offer encouragement as it enters the final few months of preparations.

Joined by an IOC delegation including Coordination Commission Chairman Alexander Popov, the President was given a full progress report by Yang Weize, NYOGOC Executive President, who outlined the final preparations and milestones to be reached over the next eight months as the Organising Committee enters its Games-time readiness phase.

This was followed by a visit to the NYOGOC headquarters and a meeting with young staff members.

The IOC President was also offered a tour of the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre - the venue for the Opening Ceremony - and the newly constructed Youth Olympic Village, where he was given an overview of the athletes’ rooms, the environmentally friendly construction elements and legacy aspects of the Village.

President Bach said: “Nanjing is a vibrant city and will be a fantastic host next summer to the 3,800 athletes from around the world. The Organising Committee has a passionate young team dedicated to delivering spectacular Youth Olympic Games in 2014.”

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