The International Dignitary Programme, the Dream Programme, and top representatives from foreign missions of 30 countries in the Republic of Korea were invited to a brief of the PyeongChang 2018 Games preparation by the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games Thursday.
“PyeongChang’s preparation is on track,” POCOG President Jin-sun Kim said to the attendees in an opening statement from Alpensia Convention Centre. “We’re putting forth a lot of effort into creating a festival-like atmosphere during Games Time by highlighting characteristics of the host region. I’d like to ask for your support and also wish that you be part of our journey.”
Countries like Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, and prospective 2022 Games hosts China, Kazakhstan, and Norway were represented at the briefing. In total, 13 European countries, seven Asian countries, and six American countries were represented, along with Australia, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and South Africa., where were invited to tour the PyeongChang and Gangneung Olympic sites.