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PyeongChang shares Winter Games hosting experience with Beijing

All News 16:39 June 05, 2018

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- PyeongChang has started the process of sharing its Winter Olympic knowledge and experience with the next host city, Beijing.

The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics said Tuesday that the official debriefing on the competition is underway in the Chinese capital. Arranged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the debriefing will wrap up on Friday.

On hand for the debriefing is Thomas Bach, president of the IOC; Lee Hee-beom, head of the PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee; and Cai Qi, president of Beijing's 2022 Winter Games organizing committee.

The central objective of the debriefing is for PyeongChang to help Beijing improve its organizational capacity by transferring and sharing its expertise, knowledge and experience.

"Thanks to tremendous support from the South Korean government and corporate sector, we were able to host a profitable Olympics," Lee said at the start of the debriefing on Monday, according to PyeongChang's organizing committee.

"By working closely with the government, the IOC, the IPC, international sports federations and national Olympic committees, we made our Olympic Games a success," Lee added. "And we're ready to share our experience with the Beijing 2022 organizing committee."

In this AFP photo, Lee Hee-beom, head of the organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, speaks at the opening session of the PyeongChang 2018 debriefing meeting in Beijing on June 4, 2018. (Yonhap)


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