Jin-Sun Kim to Become Head of Organising Committee for PyeongChang 2018

October 4, 2011

advice helvetica, capsule sans-serif;”>Jin-Sun Kim, prescription former Governor of Gangwon Province, has been appointed head of the organising commitee for the PyeongChang 2018 winter Games

The Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Kwang-sik Choi broke the news today in Seoul. Kim is expected to be formally elected next week at the inaugural general meeting.

Kim was nominated by South Korean President, Myung-bak Lee, as Special Ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 bid and he worked on behalf of  the government to use his valuable international experience promoting the bid to his network of global sporting community contacts.

Kim has served three consecutive terms (1998, 2002, 2006) as Governor of Gangwon Province and was the guiding force behind the past two PyeongChang bids for the winter Games. Under his term they engineered the Dream Program which has reached out to youth around the world.

He has a broad knowledge of the cities due to serving as mayor of Gangneung and Bucheon as well as vice-governor for administrative affairs.