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IOC officials to check up on PyeongChang's Olympic prep this week

All Headlines 09:34 October 04, 2016

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- A team of International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials will visit South Korea this week to check up on preparations for the country's first Winter Games.

The IOC's Coordination Commission on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will visit PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, for a three-day trip starting Wednesday. Gunilla Lindberg will lead the 10-member commission, and will be joined by 13 representatives from international winter sports federations.

Also on the IOC delegation is former South Korean Olympic table tennis champion Ryu Seung-min, who was elected to the IOC's Athletes Commission in August. He is an executive member of the Coordination Commission.

There will be some 50 South Korean officials on hand, including those from PyeongChang's organizing committee, the Korean Olympic Committee and national winter sports federations.

On Wednesday, the IOC team will inspect construction sites for Olympic facilities. It will then meet with PyeongChang officials to discuss preparations in areas such as operations, marketing, accommodations and transportation.

There will be a press conference on Friday in PyeongChang.

jeeho@yna.co.kr
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