Lindberg to lead IOC panel for 2018 Winter Games

Swedish Olympic official Gunilla Lindberg will head the IOC

panel monitoring preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in

Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that

Lindberg will chair the 11-person coordination commission for

Pyeongchang. The South Korean resort was awarded the games last

month, beating bids from Munich and Annecy, France.

Lindberg led the IOC’s evaluation commission which assessed the

three bids and will rejoin the IOC executive board at the end of

the month. She has been an IOC member since 1996 and served as an

IOC vice president from 2004-08. She is secretary general of the

Association of National Olympic Committees.

Other members of the coordination panel include American IOC

athletes’ member Angela Ruggiero, Japan’s Olympic Committee

president Tsunekazu Takeda and Danish member Crown Prince

Frederik.