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IOC statement on the election of POCOG President Yang-ho Cho

31 Jul 2014
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased that Yang-ho Cho has been formally elected as the President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG). We also welcome his plans to dedicate himself to the success of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. President Cho has a long-standing relationship with the Olympic Movement, and his experience of leading the PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee will allow him to quickly get started in his new role.

The IOC is looking forward to working again with President Cho, with the first face-to-face meeting already scheduled to take place during the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. President Cho and a POCOG delegation are expected to meet with IOC President Thomas Bach, IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg, and the IOC’s Olympic Games Deputy Executive Director Christophe Dubi during the course of the 13-day event.

IOC President Thomas Bach commented: “The election of Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee underlines the importance that the Republic of Korea and the Korean sports movement places upon the success of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. We are pleased that President Cho has been elected so quickly and that he will dedicate himself to this important national project. I welcome him back to the PyeongChang team. I am sure that he will deliver great Olympic Winter Games for the athletes in 2018.”

IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg said: “I am pleased to welcome Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee. We already have a very good relationship from President Cho’s work with the PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee. I look forward to reinforcing our already strong links over the coming three-and-a-half years, as we work to deliver great Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018.”
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