International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athlete’s Commission Member Adam Pengilly has been appointed today to serve on the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.
Pengilly, who competed for Team GB in skeleton at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games said:
“I was delighted to be asked to be a member of the Coordination Commission by IOC President Jacques Rogge during the recent one-year-to-go to 2012 celebrations in London. I will use the experience gained from working with LOCOG to stand me in good stead in understanding the perspective of the Organising Committee. On behalf of the athletes, I’m looking forward to helping PyeongChang to deliver outstanding Games for the athletes.”
IOC President Rogge has appointed Ms Gunilla Lindberg to chair the Coordination Commission. PyeongChang was awarded the 2018 Olympic Winter Games last month in Durban.
Lindberg will lead a strong, multinational team of men and women, who will be responsible for assisting and guiding the PyeongChang Organising Committee during the period leading up to the Olympic Winter Games, as well as monitoring the progress of preparations.
The members of the 2018 Coordination Commission, also announced today, include IOC members with wide-ranging Olympic Games experience gained either from work on former IOC Evaluation or Coordination Commissions or with previous Games Organising Committees.
The members of the Commission represent the many stakeholders of the Olympic Movement, including the athletes, the National Olympic Committees, and International Sports Federations, and act as a link between them, the Organising Committee and other Olympic family stakeholders, thereby ensuring the coordination necessary to help deliver successful Olympic Games.
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