IOC Pleased With PyeongChang 2018 Progress

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is on a three-day visit to PyeongChang to assess the progress PyeongChang has made ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee provided a five-hour venue tour Tuesday, stopping at several venues and venue sites in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster which included the sliding centre, IBC-MPC, Yongpyong resort and the Mountain Olympic Village; and the Gangneung Coastal Cluster where the Coastal Olympic Village, Media Village, Gangneung Sports Complex and accommodations will be located.

Following 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”.

The IOC’s three-day visit ends Thursday.