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Can you cite any references for your ridiculous claims? Since the Salt Lake, the IOC has been pretty transparent and thorough in its anti corruption measures.

South Korea tried, and persisted patiently for over a decade to nab the Winter Olympics and they eventually did. They won fair and square, and I have no reason to doubt the integrity of the Russian bid, either. I think a lot of people throw the corruption accusation around with no other reason for it aside from xenophobia.

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Can you cite any references for your ridiculous claims? Since the Salt Lake, the IOC has been pretty transparent and thorough in its anti corruption measures.

South Korea tried, and persisted patiently for over a decade to nab the Winter Olympics and they eventually did. They won fair and square, and I have no reason to doubt the integrity of the Russian bid, either. I think a lot of people throw the corruption accusation around with no other reason for it aside from xenophobia.

If IOC tell you 'now bribes don't exist" you trust IOC ? Are you naive ?

PC is already a financial fail... Sochi is became the most expensive Olympic games, more than SoG... This 2 choice are totally crazy, and the only reason why they have won it's money...

Even Turin is suspicious, Sion was better... I like Italia, I'm not Xenophobia, Russia is a good country to host WOG, but Sochi isn't a good place, and Russia should prove their capacity to organize WoG before to be host city...

Korea isn't a good host about WoG, China or Japan in Asia have a better potential, not Korea, and never Korea show their capacity to host winter event...

Austria was a better choice in 2014, Munich was a better choice in 2018...

Lot of journalist are very suspicious about 2014 and 2018 vote and potential bribes... IOC is a corrupted organization like Fifa

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Even Vancouver had some suspicion. Furlong wrote in his book they had an informal agreement to help each other get votes for 2010/14

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PyeongChang 2018: IPC praises both the quality of the organizing team and the progress made for the Paralympics


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The delegations met to discuss the Paralympic Games for a day and a half and covered a number of topics / IPC


LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications


March 1 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has just carried out its first project review of the 2018 Paralympic Games to be held at PyeongChang, South Korea.


The two day meeting was held during February 27/28 and was headed by IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez, Paralympic Games Integration Director Thanos Kostopoulos and Commercial and Marketing Director Alexis Schaefer.


The IPC team met with a delegation from the 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) led by President and CEO Kim Jin-sun and Vice President and Secretary General Dong Hoo Moon.


Gonzalez noted on the progress, “It is exciting to see how much the preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games have come along in the past year.


"We’ve had very productive and open discussions and are very pleased with the quality of the organising committee team.


"We look forward to working together towards a very successful Paralympic Winter Games in 2018.”


The meeting covered a range of topics including observations from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the organising committee structure, the Games Foundation Plan, sport, accessibility, venues and infrastructure, marketing, broadcasting and communications.


And importantly, the development of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic emblem that will be the branding of the Paralympics was discussed during a parallel meeting.


The Paralympics in PyeongChang will take place between March 9-18 in five years time in 2018.


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http://www.sportsfeatures.com/olympicsnews/story/50020/pocog-marketing-director-lee-talks-about-his-billion-dollar-marketing-plan

Some snippets from this article about Pyeongchang's marketing plan. Looks like the logo should be introduced in about two months:

Marketing Seminar

POCOG is also preparing for a national specialized marketing seminar and the timing could be end of March or early April.

Lee is especially excited to get the ball rolling and noted, “We’d like to invite any potential local sponsors from all of the tier categories. We’d like to provide them the information and meaning of Olympic Marketing and the benefit that we can provide them. There will also be general information about the Olympic Games so they can become familiar with the big picture.”

Chung added, “The Olympics is one of the best and most well-known brands in the world. Becoming a part of the Olympic Family is a privilege, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

“We’d like to invite someone from the IOC TMS and one or two speakers from the Top Sponsors who can talk about their involvement. There maybe someone from Samsung as well as they are Top Sponsor.”

“It is designed to be a useful workshop where we can explain the meaning of Olympic marketing and how to exploit the sponsorship and the benefit packages that POCOG will provide for them. That way they will be well informed of the value of becoming an Olympic sponsor,” he added.

Merchandise and Mascots

Lee said that POCOG merchandising will be launched in three steps, the first being the end of this year for domestic merchandise. “The primary objective is to launch and brand our new emblem which might be end of April or the beginning of May.”

He added, “The second being 2015 when we launch our official mascot through a tender process and maybe a public vote. We may have a couple of mascots too like Sochi.”

In the meantime Olympic fans will be waiting eagerly to see the brand new exciting look for the PyeongChang 2018 winter Games.

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Korea beat Hungary at the division 1 group A hockey tournament. Hungary was in the top division only three years ago.

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Korea beat Hungary at the division 1 group A hockey tournament. Hungary was in the top division only three years ago.

It would be awesome to see them compete in 2018.

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It would be awesome to see them compete in 2018.

The men`s team will likely but the women`s I doubt it.

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Can't wait to see the logo, I hope an exciting logo will be the prelude to exciting games in 2018.

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I think 2018 will be great. Its the Winter Olympics, in the post-Beijing era, not the Asian Games or 1980's Summer Olympics, when mass stadium spectacle was still in its relative infancy.

I predict Sochi to deliver a huge, Summer Olympics style spectacle, and I think 2018 might be more of an intimate throwback, perhaps an Asian Lillehammer/Albertville - especially with the Albertville style Ceremony arena.

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Korea beat Hungary at the division 1 group A hockey tournament. Hungary was in the top division only three years ago.

The Korean victory over Hungary was epic, coming back from a 4-1 deficit after 2 periods.

What a shame that Korea would end up losing the next game to Japan, a game which Korea had dominated, only to be let down by their goalie.

Assuming Korea loses to Kazakhstan, the Korea-Britain game is now crucial to see who can stay in the Division 1A.

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The Korean victory over Hungary was epic, coming back from a 4-1 deficit after 2 periods.

What a shame that Korea would end up losing the next game to Japan, a game which Korea had dominated, only to be let down by their goalie.

Assuming Korea loses to Kazakhstan, the Korea-Britain game is now crucial to see who can stay in the Division 1A.

Nice to see you back!

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Thanks Int, I've been busy lately.

As suspected, with Korea losing to Kazakhstan 4-2 today, it boils down to tomorrow's showdown. If Korea can just hold down a tie until the end of regulation time, they will stay up.

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Second IOC Coordination Commission visit gets underway in PyeongChang

18/06/2013

The second visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games host city of PyeongChang got underway today. The visit will last for two days (18-19 June) and will be led by the Chair of the IOC’s Commission, Gunilla Lindberg.

The meeting will also be attended by representatives of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG), the Korean Olympic Committee, and the local governmental authorities.

Insight

The two days of meetings will allow the Commission to review POCOG’s progress since their last meeting in 2012. Updates will be given on areas as diverse as workforce, sport, venues, marketing, communications, education and technology to name but a few. These updates offer the opportunity to POCOG not just to present their achievements, but also to gain guidance and insight from the members of the Commission, which includes representatives of the athletes, International Federations, National Olympic Committees, IOC members and the International Paralympic Committee.

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PyeongChang making good progress on journey to 2018

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19/06/2013

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games today wrapped up its second visit to the city in the northeast of the Republic of Korea by praising the progress being made by the local organisers.

Following two days of meetings, the Commission, led by IOC Executive Board member Gunilla Lindberg, underlined some of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG)’s recent successes and looked positively on some of its upcoming milestones and planning.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, Commission Chair Lindberg commented, “We’ve once again seen good progress from PyeongChang 2018 and an excellent team effort from the Organising Committee, all levels of government, and the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC). Delivering the Olympic Games can be achieved successfully only by working as a single unit and our Korean colleagues have shown that unity once again on this visit. We have been impressed by their ability to collaborate closely -- from the provision of skilled administrators at POCOG to the finalisation of the venue master plan -- to ensure that these Games will be a success. The PyeongChang 2018 team is giving its all for the Olympians of 2018.”

Among POCOG’s many successes over the last year, the Commission singled out the launch of PyeongChang 2018’s new emblem, the finalisation of the venue master plan, and the progress in defining venue legacies as areas of particular note.

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God that logo looks cheap an tacky on the wall behind them!

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...I love it.



I'm the only one who likes it. :(

It's so cute and friendly! ^_^

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it's like the Olympic movement on Alzheimer's...reverting to childhood. Instead of maturing, the movement by choice of its logos is melting into senility.

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^^ And all thanks to a guy who thought a puzzle-looking thingie could be called a logo, thus beginning an horrible trend which, by exception of Rio, doesn't seem it's going to end soon.

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...I love it.

I'm the only one who likes it. :(

It's so cute and friendly! ^_^

Not alone.

i'm a fan also - but we're the minority!

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Not alone.

i'm a fan also - but we're the minority!

I quite like it in the mono colour form like on the backdrop shown in that picture, it's the full colour version where it looks abit off. I think the logo will look ok when featured in one colour, like the grey at various points of the website.

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