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IOC Coordination Commission Tours PyeongChang Venues

30 Apr 2014
Pyeongchang: As part of the IOC Coordination Commission meeting currently underway in PyeongChang, the Organizing Committee provided a venue tour to demonstrate the progress made in its Games preparation. It was a first tour of such kind after PyeongChang 2018 successfully launched construction for a few venues over the last few months.

The tour ran for five hours in the afternoon, stopping at the venues and venue sites as below:

PyeongChang Mountain Cluster – the sliding center, IBC/MPC, Yongpyong resort, Mountain Olympic Village

Gangneung Coastal Cluster – Coastal Olympic Village, Media Village, Gangneung Sports Complex, accommodations

After the tour, IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg said, “Following a very detailed briefing yesterday on the status of the different venues and with only four years to go until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games begin, it was important for the Commission to be able to survey the progress being made on the different venues. We are pleased to see that work on key sites like the sliding centre and coastal Olympic Village has begun. The information provided to us on site reassures us about the development of the venues that have not yet been started. Also, the participation of the winter International Federations and National Federations this week in our meeting shows the strong spirit of cooperation between the different stakeholders, which will undoubtedly allow PyeongChang 2018 to deliver the best venues possible for the athletes.”

POCOG President Jin-sun Kim said, “Today’s venue tour holds significance in that we presented venues and venue sites for the PyeongChang 2018 Games, which are either already under construction or in progress for launching construction. This tour came after we established detailed plans for the Mountain Olympic Village. The tour also provided commission members and IF officials with an opportunity to look around accommodations in PyeongChang and around the areas located within one-hour drive from the host city.”
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