The IOC’s Coordination Commission for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, led by its Chair, Gunilla Lindberg, will be visiting the 2018 Games host city of PyeongChang for the third time this week (29 April – 1 May). The Commission will be joined on this visit by the presidents and general secretaries of the winter International Federations, as the spotlight moves to the Republic of Korea following the successful conclusion of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia.
During the visit, the Commission members will look at a number of different areas of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG)’s work, including services to the athletes, National Olympic Committees, International Federations and media; sport; venues and infrastructure; transport; marketing; legacy; education; technology; culture; and the Paralympic Games. The Commission will also visit a number of the venues in the mountain cluster and the coastal cluster, including the sliding centre; the Olympic Villages; the international broadcast centre and main media centre; ice hockey 1; the curling centre; the speed skating venue; and the figure skating and short track venue.
PyeongChang was elected as the host city for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa on 6 July 2011. PyeongChang won the vote against the cities of Annecy (France) and Munich (Germany). PyeongChang defeated Munich and Annecy in the first round of voting, by 63 votes to 25 and 7 respectively. The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will play host to the seven Olympic winter sports currently on the Olympic programme, and will run from 9 to 25 February 2018.