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Winter Olympics: Harjinder Singh appointed Chef de Mission

Harjinder Singh was on 10 January 2018 appointed as the Chef De Mission of Indian Contingent participating in the 23rd Winter Olympic Games to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February 2018. Currently, Singh holds the post of General Secretary in the Ice Hockey Association of India.

1. The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games is scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.
2. Singh’s appointment was confirmed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
3. Pyeongchang was announced as the host city of the winter games on 6 July 2011 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.
4. Pyeongchang won its bid on the first round of voting, receiving more votes than both Munich & Germany and Annecy & France combined.
5. This will be the second time for South Korea to host the Olympic Games. Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988.