PyeongChang, the South Korean host of the 2018 Winter Games, announced Friday all events for both the Olympics and Paralympics will be held in the country “as planned,” its first formal rejection of the possibility of splitting events with another location in light of recent changes in Olympic hosting procedures.
In an English-language statement, Cho Yang-ho, president of the PyeongChang Winter Games organizing committee, said it will be difficult for PyeongChang to seek relocation of events because all the venues to be used for the 2018 Olympics are currently under construction.
This was the first official statement issued by PyeongChang since the IOC earlier in the week unanimously approved the 40 recommendations put out by its president, Thomas Bach, called “Olympic Agenda 2020.” It included an option for the host city to stage some competitions in different countries to save costs. Source: Busan eFM News
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