New IOC chief Bach to make first visit to S. Korea

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Thomas Bach, recently elected as the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will make his first visit to South Korea on Wednesday, officials here said.

The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Bach will arrive in Seoul later in the day for a two-day visit. On Thursday, he will be briefed by PyeongChang officials on the east coast alpine town’s preparations for the 2018 Winter Games and also give a special lecture to staff members of the organizing team, officials added.

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