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17 Jan 2018
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North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting - Information for the Media

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has convened a four-party meeting on Saturday 20 January 2018.

A decision with regard to the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be taken on this occasion.

Media activity:

IOC delegation led by the IOC President, Thomas Bach, welcomes all three delegations: the NOC of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and NOC of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), led by their respective Presidents, and a delegation from the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG). The DPRK and ROK delegations will include high-ranking government officials at ministerial level. The IOC Members from the respective countries, Mr CHANG Ung and Mr RYU Seung Min, will also be present.

Photo opportunities will be organised to attend the arrival of the delegations at the IOC Headquarters, Avenue General Guisan 70, 1009 Pully, at 8.40 a.m.

A selected pool of media will be invited inside the IOC Headquarters. You can receive the photos and footage from the international agencies. In addition, please contact the IOC Images Service for any image related queries at

Please note that the meeting will be closed to media.

IOC President’s statement

The IOC President will give a statement to all media attending this event at the Olympic Museum after the meeting ends. The time of this will depend on the progress of the talks. 

Media representatives who will not be in Lausanne will have the possibility of watching the IOC President’s statement live on Periscope and YouTube.

Please regularly check @iocmedia, where we will send updates on timings.

Media accreditation: 

Accreditations are processed online. Media representatives wishing to cover the meeting are requested to register by Friday 19 January on the IOC website.  

If you have already registered for previous meetings, please access your profile using your email address.

For journalists who have not yet registered, please follow the instructions provided. Should you have any issues when registering, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Click here to access the media accreditation system. 

Accreditation cards will be distributed at The Olympic Museum.

Media facilities:

A media working room will be located at The Olympic Museum, Quai d'Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne.

The media working room will be equipped with free wireless internet access.  

Opening Hours:  

  • Saturday 20 January / 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  

Saturday 20 January

Time (local time) 

Meetings / Events 

8.45 – 9.30 a.m.  

Photo Opportunities of arrival of the delegations

9.30 a.m. – TBC

North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting


After the meeting

IOC President’s Statement


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