PyeongChang 2018; POCOG report IOC Session Lima

A summary of POCOG’s progress report during the IOC Session in Lima;



  • Ready to host the Games, working on the final details.
  • Venues completed or close to completion.
  • Yongpyong Alpine Centre 91% complete. Completed by the end of next month.
  • Olympic Sliding centre 95,7% complete. To be completed by December 2017.  (track was completed in October 2016)
  • PyeongChang Olympic Village completed by the end of this month. All apartments are sold for the post games use.
  • PyeongChang Olympic Plaza (stadium, medals plaza, pavilions) 94% completed. Completed by the end of this month.
  • Gangneung venues and Olympic Village completed.
  • Gangneung Media Village (over 6000 rooms, not used for the Paralympic Games) 96,2% complete. On schedule and to be completed this month. All units are also already sold to the public.
  • IBC handed over to OBS in June. Finished for 99,8%. Soft opening date is scheduled for January 9th, 2018.
  • Newly build highways and express way almost all completed or on track to be completed by November this year.



  • PyeongChang Olympic Plaza;
    • Festive environment.
    • Live site during daytime.
    • Entertainment programs.
    • Fireworks are the main event every day.
  • Gangneung Olympic Park;
    • 4 competition venues and 2 common domains.
    • 9 TOP Partners pavilions.
    • 1 Superstore.
    • NOC houses.
    • OCOG House Tokyo 2020.
    • Live site.
    • Diverse experience and entertainment.

IOC announces host cities 2024 and 2028

As expected, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in 2024 to Paris and the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad in 2028 to Los Angeles.

Read more about the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 masterplan and venues.

Photo: Screencapture The Olympic Channel
Photo: Screencapture The Olympic Channel



IOC President Thomas Bach said:

“Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC.”

“It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary.”

“These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way.”


IPC President Andrew Parsons said:

“I am greatly excited at what Paris 2024 and LA 2028 can do in terms of growing the Paralympic Movement and would like to send my heartfelt congratulations to both cities.”

“Both Paris and LA presented tremendous integrated bids and what I like about each host city is that they offer different opportunities for the Paralympic Movement.”

“Paris 2024 has a very strong desire to surpass London 2012 and stage the best Paralympic Games in history. Looking at what they presented here in Lima I really believe they can do it, however the benchmark will likely be raised by Tokyo in three years’ time. The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will undoubtedly lead to social transformation and most certainly will make France an even stronger and more competitive player in Paralympic sport, especially with the development of France’s first Paralympic youth training centre.”

“With 11 years still to go until the LA 2028 Paralympics we have to go all out to ensure that these are the Games where the Paralympic Movement finally makes a breakthrough in the USA. This is a huge opportunity for us to engage the US market in terms of awareness, spectator numbers, TV viewership, commercial support and participation; it is an opportunity that we have to grasp with both hands.”


LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said:

“We know that the Olympics in Los Angeles in 2028 represent continuity with our city and this movement’s enduring values. Los Angeles reflects the face of America’s future, and the heart of American values of inclusiveness, of generosity and of unity.”


Tony Estanguet, Co-Chair of Paris 2024, said:

“This day, Sept. 13th, will be remembered for our two teams and for the IOC. Now let’s open, together, a new chapter of Olympic history.”

IOC Executive Board Meeting & IOC Session – Lima 11-16 September 2017


Schedule of events
Paris 2024 Candidate City
Los Angeles 2028 Candidate City



15/09/2017 Press Releases

IOC-INTERPOL partnership helps tackle competition manipulation

Olympic Partners vital in the delivery of Olympic Agenda 2020

IOC elects eight new Members

IOC launches Olympic Refuge Foundation in its commitment to support refugees

IOC Session given update on anti-doping efforts

IOC elects Milan as host of the IOC Session in 2019


IOC Session – Day 3


14/09/2017 Press Releases

President of Peru H.E. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addresses IOC Session

IOC elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to head its Ethics Commission

Olympic Agenda 2020 reaches half-time

Olympic Movement and athletes “All In” as IOC Athletes’ Commission launches ambitious Strategy

Games delivery in the spotlight

Keeping the Olympic Games unique

IOC names Worldwide TOP Partner Dow as Official Carbon Partner


IOC Session – Day 2 – Morning Session

IOC Session – Day 2 – Afternoon Session

IOC Athletes’ Commission Strategy


Olympic Agenda 2020: Half-time Status

IOC Athletes Commission Strategy

13/09/2017 Press Releases

IOC makes historic decision by simultaneously awarding Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles

IOC reveals the future of the Youth Olympic Games

Olympic Games on track


IOC Session – Day 1 – Part 1 (Opening and Tokyo 2020 report)

IOC Session – Day 1 – Part 2 (Olympic Games 2024 and 2028)

IOC Session – Day 1 – Part 3 (Reports of the Organising Committees)

IOC Session – Day 1 – IOC / Paris 2024 / LA 2028 joint press conference

The future of the Youth Olympic Games


12/09/2017 Press Releases

IOC Session in Lima opened with energetic ceremony


Opening Ceremony IOC Session Lima


Opening Ceremony Speech IOC President Thomas Bach

11/09/2017 Press Releases

Declaration of the IOC Executive Board in Lima

IOC publishes Evaluation Commission 2028 Report – Commission confirms that Los Angeles meets all requirements to host the Olympic Games 2028

PyeongChang and Buenos Aires on track- Big Air confirmed in Beijing

IOC sets up USD 1 million emergency fund to help hurricane-affected Caribbean NOCs


Press Conference with IOC President Thomas Bach


Report of the Evaluation Commission 2028

IOC; 131st IOC Session Lima – Schedule of Events

Catedral de Lima. Photo by Art DiNo on Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Monday 11 September

Time Event
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. IOC Executive Board meeting


Tuesday 12 September

Time Event
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. IOC Executive Board meeting


Wednesday 13 September

Time Event
9 – 10:30 a.m. IOC Session
• Welcome by the IOC President with minute of silence
• Approval and signature of the minutes of the 129 th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro and of the 130th IOC Session in Lausanne
• Report by the IOC President

Reports on the activities of the Coordination Commissions and the OCOGs:
• Tokyo 2020 – Report by the Organising Committee and the Chairman of the Coordination Commission, John Coates

11.10 – 11.30 a.m. Vice President’s Working Group presents the Tripartite Agreement followed by Q&A
11.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Evaluation Commission 2028 presents report followed by Q&A
12 – 1 p.m. City presentations (25 min each)
• Presentation by Paris 2024
• Presentation by Los Angeles 2028
1 p.m. Ratification of the Tripartite Agreement
Immediately afterwards Signature of the respective Host City Contracts
2.30 – 6 p.m. IOC Session

Reports on the activities of the Coordination Commissions and the OCOGs:
• PyeongChang 2018 – Report by the Organising Committee and the Chair of the Coordination Commission, Gunilla Lindberg
• Beijing 2022 – Report by the Organising Committee and the Chairman of the Coordination Commission, Alexander Zhukov
• Buenos Aires 2018 – Report by the Organising Committee and the Chair of the Coordination Commission, Lingwei Li
• Lausanne 2020 – Report by the Organising Committee and the Chair of the Coordination Commission, Danka Bartekova
• Shaping the future of the YOG – Report by the Chair of the Advisory Committee, Mr Ugur Erdener


Thursday 14 September

Time Event
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. IOC Session

• Keynote speech by H.E. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru

• Ethics – including the election of the Chair, Vice Chair and members of the IOC Ethics Commission
• Audit Committee

2.30 – 6 p.m. Update on the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 – midway through


Friday 15 September

Time Event
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. IOC Session

• Reports by IOC Commissions
• World Anti-Doping Agency
• International Council of Arbitration for Sport

Report on the Activities of the IOC Administration:
• Sports programme of the Games of the Olympiad 2024
• Games Management 2020

2.30 – 6 p.m. • Host City of the IOC Session in 2019
• Olympic Refuge


Saturday 16 September

Time Event
9 – 12 p.m. IOC Session

• Members
o Re-election of IOC Members
o Election of new IOC Members
o Election of one Vice-President and two Members of the IOC Executive Board
o Election of IOC Honorary Members and Member of Honour

• Proposals from members

• Next meeting
o 132nd IOC Session in PyeongChang – 6- 8 February 2018
o Olympism in Action Forum – 6-8 October 2018
o YOG – 133rd Session in Buenos Aires
• Miscellaneous


Source: The International Olympic Committee. Please note all times are local times and subject to change.