Garcetti: LA to Benefit from Having More Time to Prepare for Olympic Games


"I don't see this right now because there is a clear committment", Bach said.

Bach, speaking to reporters, said: "There is so far not even a hint that there is a threat for the security of the Games in the context of the tensions between North Korea and some other countries. In all these conversations with the leading figures in the different governments we can see there is no doubt being raised about the winter Games of 2018". "We hope we're appealing that diplomacy and peace will prevail on the Korean peninsula". "It is also interesting to know that right now the United Nations member states are discussing a draft of an Olympic Truce resolution for Pyeongchang 2018".

Lee Hee-Beom, the president of the 2018 Winter Games organising committee, later said he was confident of delivering "perfect security" for the Games, admitting no contingency plans had been drawn up.

The organizers said they are working on art posters for the Olympics and the Paralympics along with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Craft & Design Foundation.

The IOC Executive Board reaffirmed that "it goes without saying that infringements from the past will also be addressed" and the IOC has already taken action against those responsible for hurting the credibility of the Olympic Games.

"We are also keeping the door open for the athletes of the DPRK", Bach said.

The IOC Ethics Commission has contacted Brazilian courts to ask for information about a corruption investigation concerning the 2009 vote that awarded the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.

Los Angeles will benefit from having longer to get ready for the 2028 summer Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a decision to award the hosting rights to two Games at its session vote in Lima this week, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said. We have to face this reality and we have undertaken the reforms and provided ourselves with the instruments to tackle these challenges. We have changed the candidature procedure.

"No organisation in the world is immune".

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach defended his organisation's handling of corruption allegations on Monday, insisting the movement could never make itself immune from scandal. No law is so flawless that it can not be broken.