IOC lauds Pyeongchang preparations

IOC inspectors have concluded their second visit to Pyeongchang
by praising organizers for making good progress on preparations for
the 2018 Winter Games.

IOC coordination commission chief Gunilla Lindberg says the
panel has ”once again seen good progress” and ”an excellent team
effort” from the organizing committee, all levels of government
and the Korean Olympic Committee.

The commission cited the launch of Pyeongchang’s new logo and
finalization of venue plans.

The IOC panel made its first visit to Pyeongchang last year. It
noted Wednesday that the locations for all sports venues have been
defined and ”work is progressing rapidly on the design phase to
ensure that all will be ready in time for the test events ahead of
the games.”