PyeongChang 2018 Appoint Further Support

December 23, 2010

The PyeongChang bid team to host the 2018 Winter Games have appointed a further two vice-chairman and bid ambassador in Ki-young Uhm, price Jeong-soh Oh and Kolleen Park respectively.

Park is a musical creative director and head professor at Howon University directing and conducting many large-scale musical productions and also hosted musical television programmes.

Ki-young Uhm is a Korean television news anchor and former CEO of Korea’s MBC Broadcasting, while Jeong-soh Oh is a former minister of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. The two new vice-chairmen takes the bids total to 10, including senior vice-chairman and Gangwon Province Governor Gwang-jae Lee.

Yang Ho Cho, PyeongChang 2018 bid committee chairman and CEO stated: “As we approach the last six months of the bid campaign, we are delighted to have the support of our new ambassador and vice-chairmen,

“Their business and political experience, and their passion for the bid, will be an asset for PyeongChang 2018’s campaign right through to the 2018 host city decision in Durban” he added.

“We welcome our new team members, and I look forward to working with them all as we progress towards important milestones next year including the candidature file submission in January, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit in February.” The IOC will opt for PyeongChang, the German city of Munich or Annecy in France on July 6 in Durban, South Africa.