With the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang less than a year away and an ambitious test event programme in full swing, the members of the Korean “National Assembly Special Commission to support Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang and International Sports Events” paid a visit to the PyeongChang headquarters and met with IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg and PyeongChang President Hee-beom Lee.
During the meeting, the Commission, led by its Chair, Youngchul Hwang - who had met with Chair Lindberg a few days earlier at the National Assembly in Seoul - pledged its continued support for the Games, including in the timely passing of an update to the Special Act for PyeongChang.
Chair Lindberg and President Lee then took the Commission members on a tour of the PyeongChang Main Operations Centre, which is the nerve centre for managing the current test events and the Games operations next year. The Commission then visited the new Olympic Plaza in PyeongChang, which will be the site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the medals plaza, and numerous attractions for fans during next February’s Games.
IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg commented: “We had a very positive meeting with the members of the Special Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang. Their strong show of support underlines the national importance of the Games for the Republic of Korea.” She continued: “The one-year-to-go celebrations were a perfect kick-off to this final year of preparations. We can see and feel that the whole of Korea is getting behind the Games and we can be confident that the Republic of Korea will deliver outstanding Games in February 2018.”
This meeting with the Special Commission came in addition to meetings held by Chair Lindberg a few days earlier at the National Assembly in Seoul with political leaders from different parties that are playing leading roles in supporting the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang.We can see and feel that the whole of Korea is getting behind the Games and we can be confident that the Republic of Korea will deliver outstanding Games in February 2018.Gunilla Lindberg IOC Coordination Commission Chair