Pyeongchang 2018 Appoints Interim Chief after Kim Jin-sun Departure

July 23, 2014

The 2018 Pyeongchang Games Organising Committee has today named South Korea Olympic Committee chief Kim Jung-haeng as their new interim president following the departure of Kim Jin-sun.

Kim Jin-sun resigned on Monday, amid a review by the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI), and follows the exit of the vice president and secretary general of the committee, Moon Dong-hoo, who quit earlier this month.

An official at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism denied the BAI review was the reason behind Kim Jin-sun’s resignation, which followed the exit .

Kim Jung-haeng, 70, assumed power as the most senior of the six vice presidents remaining on the organising committee for the country’s first Winter Olympics, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday.

He will be briefed on how preparations are going on Thursday.

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