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Yang-ho Cho Elected as POCOG President

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Yang-ho Cho, a Korean corporate executive who led PyeongChang’s successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, was elected as the head of the event’s organising committee (POCOG).

The IOC’s first face-to-face meeting with President Cho is scheduled to take place during the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

IOC President, Thomas Bach, commented, “The election of Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee underlines the importance that the Republic of Korea and the Korean sports movement places upon the success of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. We are pleased that President Cho has been elected so quickly and that he will dedicate himself to this important national project. I welcome him back to the PyeongChang team. I am sure that he will deliver great Olympic Winter Games for the athletes in 2018.”

IOC Coordination Commission Chair, Gunilla Lindberg, said, “I am pleased to welcome Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee. We already have a very good relationship from President Cho’s work with the PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee. I look forward to reinforcing our already strong links over the coming three-and-a-half years, as we work to deliver great Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018.”