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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.

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