By Paul Osborne

Next week's Pyeonchang 2018 Coordination Commission has been cancelled ©Getty ImagesThe fourth Coordination Commission for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang has been cancelled, it was revealed today. 

Scheduled to take place from Tuesday (November 25) to Thursday (November 27) the Coordination Commission would have seen members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) visit Pyeongchang to analyse preparations ahead of the 2018 Winter Games.

But the IOC and Pyeongchang 2018 have "jointly agreed not to hold this November's visit of the IOC's Coordination Commission to Pyeongchang," however.

A statement added: "[Pyeongchang 2018] has made detailed updates to the Olympic Family during the recent Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly, International Federation (IF) Forum and other occasions.

"Further, it was felt by both parties that with the on-going intense collaboration between the IOC and Pyeongchang 2018 - through Pyeongchang's reports to the IOC Executive Board, as well as Project Review and expert visits - and the proximity of the subsequent Coordination Commission meeting in 2015, that it would be more appropriate to hold the Commission's visit at a later date."

The Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission is chaired by IOC Executive Board member Gunilla Lindberg ©Getty ImagesThe Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission is chaired by IOC Executive Board member Gunilla Lindberg ©Getty Images

This later visit will take place on March 17 until 19, the IOC has confirmed to insidethegames

The Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission is chaired by by IOC Executive Board member Gunilla Lindberg and includes the likes of Gian-Franco Kasper, President of the International Ski Federation who is the representative of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) and Rene Fasel, head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who chaired the Coordination Commission for Vancouver 2010.

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