IPC attend PyeongChang 2018 Co-Comm

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Representatives from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) attended the third PyeongChang 2018 IOC Co-ordination Commission meeting last week to receive an update on preparations for the next Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea.

Those in attendance on behalf of the IPC in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 29 April – 1 May were Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez, Paralympic Games Integration Director Thanos Kostopoulos, Medical and Scientific Director Peter Van de Vliet and IPC Athletes’ Council Chairperson and IOC Co-ordination Commission representative Todd Nicholson.

Among the topics discussed was the “Actualising the Dream Project,” which aims to promote and raise awareness of para-sport ahead of the Games through a series of international competitions, education programmes and workshops.

Nicholson said: “The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee has made significant progress in terms of venues and sports with four years left before they host the next Paralympic Winter Games, and we have now urged them to direct further attention to moving forward with the Paralympic commercial and marketing programme in addition to addressing and promoting accessibility.”

At the meeting, representatives also discussed the calendar of Test Events and pre-Test Event competitions ahead of the 2018 Games, as well as matters pertaining to communication, culture, medical services, technology and the ticketing and spectator experience.

The fourth Co-ordination Commission visit to PyeongChang will take place at the end of November.


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