Cho Yang-Ho Selected to Lead PyeongChang 2018 Again

July 28, 2014

Organisers of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics have selected Cho Yang-Ho, Chairman of the Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, will again head up the organisation. 

Cho, who led PyeongChang’s successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, announced his decision in a statement released by the company that said he has accepted the position made vacant by the surprise resignation last week of Kim Jin-sun.

He said: “Now that I’ve agreed to take on the job as the chief organizer, I will dedicate myself to ensure a successful Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, relying on my experience as the top bid official. Many people in and outside Korea recommended that I take this position and I also wanted to keep the promise I’d made with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to work for a successful Olympics here.”

Cho, head of Korean Air, was head of the bid committee when PyeongChang was awarded the 2018 Games in 2011. He is a vice president of the Korean Olympic Committee.

He still needs to be officially approved at a meeting of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee.