It is claimed that the building cost $345,000 (£240,000/€280,000), while further funds are also being used to help renovate the headquarters prior to the move-in date.

The COIC has been led by McLean since 2005, with the organisation now having sent teams to 10 Summer Olympic Games, following Rio 2016.

They have also participated at the last two editions of the Winter Olympics but are not due to compete at Pyeongchang 2018.