PyeongChang 2018 appointed two new vice chairmen and a new bid ambassador Wednesday which was announced at a special bid committee meeting held at the Seoul Olympic Park, a legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The two new vice chairmen are Ki-young Uhm, a “celebrated” Korean television news anchor and former CEO of Korea’s MBC Broadcasting – also a native of Gangwon Province, and Jeong-soh Oh, former minister of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
There are now ten vice chairmen, including senior vice chairman and Gangwon Province Governor Gwang-jae Lee.
The new ambassador is Kolleen Park, a musical creative director and head professor at Howon University, South Korea.
Myung-bak Lee, President of Korea said, “I would like to offer my congratulations to the new members of the PyeongChang 2018 bid committee. The people of Korea have dreamt about hosting a Winter Games in their home nation for many years. With the country’s continued passionate support for the bid, and with our dedicated bid committee steering the campaign, I believe PyeongChang’s dream to be an Olympic Winter Games host city will become a reality in 2018”.
President Lee opened a new subway line this week that connects Seoul and Chuncheon. He added, “I’m also delighted to reaffirm today that the double-track rail service linking Wonju and Gangneung, an integral part of PyeongChang 2018’s transport plan, has full government backing and will be completed before 2018”.