The Winter Meeting was held in Baku from 17-21 February with the participation of the International Committee (IC), International Technical Committee (ITC) and IOI Scientific Committee (ISC). The Committee members inspected preparations for the event and the Olympiad venues.

During the Winter Meeting, the guests visited the National Gymnastics Arena, which is to serve as a competition hall, the Boulevard Hotel, where the team leaders and guests will be accommodated, the Athletes Village, where the contestants will stay, and the venues for the opening and closing ceremonies.

A series of questions related to the event preparations were discussed as part of the daily meetings. The Committee members noted that the preparation process, which had started last September, is at a high level and is continuing according to the schedule. They also noted that all the technical suggestions and recommendations have been met.