Officials from Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 have met in South Korea for the first time to discuss advancing the vision of the Olympic Movement in Asia.
The world’s largest continent will play host to the next three editions of the Olympic Games and representatives of the respective Organising Committees spoke about collaboration in the build-up to the events.
Tokyo 2020 chief operation officer Yukihiko Nunomura, Beijing 2022 secretary general Da Xu and Pyeongchang 2018 President Cho Yang-ho were all present for the meeting.
Pyeongchang 2018 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg, also the secretary general of the Association of National Olympic Committees, was also in attendance.
The meeting took place during the opening day of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup competition in the South Korean resort, the first of 28 test events for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2018.
Cho, who has been widely credited with the turnaround in Pyeongchang 2018's preparations after serious concerns had been expressed by the IOC at the beginning of last year, was delighted with how the event had gone following praise from Lindberg and FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper.
"Today, we have put Pyeongchang on the world map for World Cup alpine skiing - and this is just the beginning," he said.
"With the IOC and the FIS by my side, I am pleased to say that the journey to the 2018 Games has officially started.
"We had promised to deliver and we delivered and we have worked with great passion.
"With the lessons that we learn, we will continue to improve our operations to host more great competitions in the seasons ahead.
"Our vision to expand new horizons of winter sport is being realised.
"I am very proud of what we have accomplished so far."
Tokyo 2020 have also received praise from the IOC recently, with vice-president John Coates declaring they "couldn’t be happier" with their preparations.
The Organising Committee has, however, been faced with a series of issues in the build-up to the Games after the original logo was scrapped due to a plagiarism row, while the delays in construction of the new National Stadium in the Japanese capital has also come under fire.
Beijing, which hosted the Summer Olympic Games back in 2008, was awarded the rights to the 2022 Winter Games at last year's IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur.