10:30 GMT17 April 2021
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    The International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Committee on Monday began its visit to South Korea's county of Pyeongchang that will host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

    PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) — The commission, headed by Gunilla Lindberg, will have a series of meetings with South Korean authorities on March 13-15. On Monday, Lindberg is expected to visit Olympic venues.

    Lindberg, together with Lee Hee-beom, the president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday.

    The visit comes ahead of the meeting of the IOC Executive Board, which will take place in Pyeongchang on March 16-17. Separately, IOC President Thomas Bach will start a visit to Pyeongchang on Tuesday. He will then preside over the IOC's Executive Board meeting and hold a press conference on Friday.

    Pyeongchang 2018 will be the first winter Olympic Games hosted by South Korea. The Games will open on February 9, 2018.

    Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC), Pyeongchang, South Korea
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