PYEONGCHANG, Feb 7 : Pyeongchang 2018 may not have started yet, but organisers of the next landmark Olympic Games are already learning the rigours of hosting a major sporting event.
Tokyo will host the next summer games in 2020 and the organising committee has sent a large delegation to near-neighbours South Korea to learn lessons from the Winter Games, which start on Friday.
Speaking to Reuters in Pyeongchang, Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya said his team was committed to learning what hosting a games is like on the ground.
“This is a very important learning occasion for Tokyo 2020 staff members,” said Takaya, adding that the Tokyo 2020 presence in Pyeongchang is over 100 strong.
“We have been making a great effort in terms of making the preparations already but this has been done on a ‘table basis’.