Kim In Hwan at the Georgian NOC

13 June 2017

Today Charge D' Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea paid a visit to the Georgian National Olympic Committee where he met NOC President L.Khabelov, First Vice President E. Berishvili, Secretary General E. Zenaishvili and  Vice President M. Khabareli.

Korean diplomat informed NOC leaders on the stage of preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang and expressed satisfaction that Georgian Olympians along with other athletes from over 100 countries in the world will take part in this important sport event. Mr. Hwan  confirmed that all major sport venues have been constructed and PyeongChang is almost ready to host Olympians. "Only 241 days left  before commence of the Olympics,  -said Kim In Hwan ,- "major organizational issues have been completed. Comfortable Olympic Village , sport venues and other facilities are ready, urban infrastructure of PyeongChang  has improved considerably and whore Korea is looking forward to the big Olympiad. I believe you will be satisfied with our hospitality".

Leri Khabelov recollected his first visit in Korea for the 1988 summer Olympic Games in Seoul: "Your country has rich experience of hosting big scale sport competitions and I am sure 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang will be  also organized on high level. We have already obtained first Olympic qualification in figure skating and expect to have total 4-5  Olympians, while entire Georgian delegation will be composed of  about 15 persons. Regretfully, in difference with summer Olympic Games, Georgia is not so successful in winter sports, nevertheless, new government and sport organizations have set serious plans for the development of winter sports. One of the priorities is to use climate conditions of our famous winter resorts in Bakuriani and Gudauri for improvement of winter sports and sport tourism in general". Georgian NOC President presented to the guest commemorative souvenir and Olympic photo album, while Mr. Kim In Hwan handed over "PyeongChang 2018" mascots and Olympic pins.