PyeongChang 2018 Delegation Off To Durban For IOC Vote

A PyeongChang 2018 delegation left for Durban, South Africa Friday where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to vote for the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Choung Byoung-gug, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, “we have reached this point without any mistakes. But from now on it is more important. Until the moment the IOC members vote, I will transfer our will and desire”.

Cho Yang-ho, head of PyeongChang 2018, said in a statement that hosting the Winter Olympics will “complete the history of the Olympics in our country. We’ve been working hard to make sure we will get the Games this time”. Seoul, South Korea hosted the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.

Choung said PyeongChang’s bid has been “flawless” so far but the important work only begins now. “We’re neither too optimistic nor too pessimistic. Until the moment of the vote, we will reach out to each and every IOC member”.