Gunilla Lindberg has been appointed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge to chair the Coordination Commission for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Lindberg led the 2018 Evaluation Commission, and will be rejoining the IOC Executive Board at the end of the month. She has been an IOC member since 1996 and Secretary General of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) since 2004.
Rogge said, “Ms Lindberg has all the qualities and charisma to lead the team who will be responsible for assisting PyeongChang in the next seven years. She knows exactly what it takes to stage successful Olympic Winter Games and through the work that she carried out while leading the 2018 Evaluation Commission. She is already well acquainted with PyeongChang’s Olympic project and immediate priorities. She will be a strong ally to the Organising Committee and will ensure that we see great Games in 2018”.
Lindberg commented that she was “delighted and honoured to have been chosen to head the 2018 Coordination Commission”.