Date: 10 months ago   Category: Sport

The president of the IOC has told about the existing risk of cancellation of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang — Rambler News Service


The winter Olympic Games-2018 in South Korean Pyeongchang were close to cancellation, the president International Olympic has told committee Thomas Bach in an interview to the Swiss division of CNN Money channel. "We were close to cancellation (The Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. — RNS). The side consisted not in conducting fighting, and in refusal of the countries to participate because of uncertainty in safety of the athletes. Negotiations in this respect were, to put it mildly, difficult" — Bach has said. He has said that the IOC has been concerned by carrying out military tests. "You remember that there were discussions of expediency of carrying out OI in Pyeongchang. (Nearby. — RNS) passed tests of rockets, and there was a real possibility of the beginning of military operations" — the head of the IOC has told. The winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang have taken place in February, 2018.

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