IOC TO CONVENE WORKING MEETING WITH DELEGATIONS FROM SOUTH KOREA AND NORTH KOREA ON 15 FEBRUARY 2019 – INFORMATION FOR THE MEDIA

ONE YEAR AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) WILL ORGANISE A WORKING MEETING TO DISCUSS FURTHER SPORTS COOPERATION BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK) AND THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK).

During this tripartite meeting, the IOC and the two Korean delegations, composed of representatives of their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and governments led by the two NOC Presidents and the two Sports Ministers, will discuss potential joint activities for both NOCs in the run-up to and during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The meeting will take place at the IOC Headquarters on 15 February 2019, from 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

As this is a working meeting, no media opportunities are planned.

A statement will be released shortly after the meeting on olympic.org.

The IOC will set up an ENG camera pool and photographer, and will share the footage and photographs with interested media:

  • For video footage, please contact Reuters.
  • For photographs, please contact Keystone.

A video news release will be available a few hours after the meeting on the IOC Newsroom.

Video News Release: IOC President Thomas Bach reveals IOC remains at the heart of the peace process between North and South Korea a year on from PyeongChang 2018.

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