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Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee under investigation

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The 2018 Winter Olympics organizing committee for the games in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations, reports the Associated Press

The Seoul-based Board of Audit and Inspection made the announcement one day after committee chief Kim Jin-sun quit. It was reported that Kim Jin-sun was fired by the government over poor preparations for the games.

The probe looked at the financing and management of the games but did not specify any issues, such as construction delays or sponsorship problems.

International Olympic Committee officials visited Pyeongchang in May and expressed no major concerns about preparations for the games, saying the games are on the right track.

More: What happens to Olympic stadiums after the games?

More from the AP:

Audit officials said the weeks-long inspection of the committee looked at financing and management, but would not say whether the probe specifically targeted reported construction delays and sponsorship problems.

The results of the investigation, which began in late May and ended on July 11, were expected in three months, according to the audit agency.

- Scooby Axson

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