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  • Monday Memo - PyeongChang Coordination Commission; Women's Curling Worlds; Olympic Qualifiers


    A general view of PyeongChang. (Getty Images)
    PyeongChang Coordination Commission

    The first Coordination Commission visit to PyeongChang, host of the 2018 Olympics, is scheduled for March 20 – 23.

    It will be the first visit since PyeongChang was awarded the Games at the IOC Session last year.

    Around the Rings understands the main focus of the trip will be to show POCOG, the Games organizing committee, is already at work.

    POCOG will hold a press conference on March 23.

    ATR will have on the scene reporting of the Commission visit.

    Women’s Curling World Championships

    Sweden is the defending women's curling world champions. (Getty Images)
    Action continues in the World Women’s Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Canada.

    Competition runs from March 17 – 25.

    Twelve teams in all are competing.

    Olympic Qualifying

    El Salvador and Canada kickoff the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament on March 22.

    Eight teams from North America and the Caribbean are competing for two spots in the London Olympics.

    Matches will take place at venues throughout the United States with a winner being decided on April 2.

    The final of the Oceania
    Spain is the top-ranked team in the tournament. (Getty Images)
    Football Confederation Men’s Pre-Olympic Football Tournament ends March 24. The winner earns an Olympic berth.

    Taupo, New Zealand is the venue for the final.

    In women’s hockey, Olympic Qualification Tournament 2 takes place March 17 -25 in Kontich, Belgium. The winner joins the 10 other teams already qualified for the Games.

    London Countdown

    March 19 marks 130 days until the London Olympics and 163 days until the Paralympics.

    Written by Ed Hula III.

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