MEETINGS OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
The Organizing Committee of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014 hosted the Chefs de Mission Seminar on February 6-8th. 75 National Olympic Committees participated in the meetings and venue tours. The representatives of the NOCs were also invited to the One Year To Go Ceremony in the Bolshoy Ice Dome where a very nice cultural show took place. The ceremony was opened by President Vladimir Putin and IOC President Jacques Rogge. The NOCs of Brazil, Canada, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation received on the stage their invitations to the Games from the President of the IOC.
On February 2013, IOC President Jacques Rogge made his first visit to the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The IOC President was accompanied by the IOC Coordination Commission Chairperson Ms. Gunilla Lindberg, the President of the Organizing Committee Mr. Jin-Sun Kim and the President of the Korean Olympic Committee Mr. Yong-Sung Park. The visit was very successful and the IOC President was impressed by the concept and the preparations of the Organizing Committee.
On October 29-31, the first IOC project review for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018 took place. Under the leadership of the Chairperson of the Commission, IOC Member and ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg, meetings took place with the POCOG 2018 about the progress done.
The course for the alpine speed events in Jungbong was discussed with the designer of the course Mr. Bernhard Russi, President of the POCOG 2018 Mr. Jin-Sun KIM, IOC Expert Mr. Grant Thomas as well as Mr. Gilbert Felli, IOC Director for the Olympic Games.
At the end of October, ANOC President, H.E. Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad Al-Sabah, was in Moscow for the 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention held in the Russian City from October 30th until November 1st. Upon the invitation of the International Swimming Federation, President of ANOC delivered a speech on October 30th during the Opening of the Convention.
Source: Olympic Council of Asia
Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah wants to express his warm thanks to FINA for organizing this event since 2010, to bring together all partners of the International Federation such as National Federations, Coaches, Referees and Sponsors to have the possibility to put various subjects forward in relation with the Aquatic Movement.
ANOC President was pleased to observe that over 140 National Federations were present to this Convention and emphasized that ôto give the best environment for our athletes is essential that everybody in the Sport Movement work and cooperate together (IFs, NOCs, NFs, Coaches, Referees & Officials etc.).ö