LEE Hee-beom candidated as the new president of PyeongChang 2018

LEE Hee-beom, a former minister of Trade, Industry and Energy has been candidated as the new President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) to succeed Yang-ho Cho. In order to minimize the vacancy, POCOG has candidated Mr. Lee today after thoughtful consideration.

LEE Hee-beom, a former minister of Trade, Industry and Energy has been candidated as the new President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) to succeed Yang-ho Cho. In order to minimize the vacancy, POCOG has candidated Mr. Lee today after thoughtful consideration.

LEE began his career as a government official in 1972 and served as Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy from 2003 to 2006. He then took on executive positions at various institutions and companies including the Korea International Trade Association, the Korea Employers Federation, STX Energy and STX Heavy Industries. He is currently an advisor of LG International Corporation.

In addition to his successful career as a government official, he has also served as a chancellor, president of economic organizations, and CEO of major companies. With such a diverse background of experience, he has the administrative capacity, marketing expertise and a wide network among the business leaders and communication skills to coordinate among the various levels of government and different stakeholders - all required to lead the preparation of a complex mega-sports event.

POCOG will soon hold Executive Board and General Assembly meetings to officially appoint LEE as the new President, which decision will then need to beapproved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Republic of Korea.

For more information:

CONTACT: POCOG Press Office

pressoffice@pyeongchang2018.com

20 Years at #1: Your best source of news about the Olympics is www.aroundtherings.com, for subscribers only

Recent Articles

The WTA takes a bold step and cancels all its tournaments in China in repudiation of Peng Shuai’s situation: “None of this is acceptable”

Simon’s decision on the WTA puts pressure on Italy’s Andrea Gaudenzi, the head of the ATP, but is a blow especially for the Winter Games starting on February 4.

British speed skater likely out of Beijing Games as ankle injury hampers progress

Elise Christie has competed in past three Winter Games but is doubtful to qualify for Beijing 2022

Uzbekistan restricts travel due to Omicron as uncertainty grows with World Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent one week away

Already this week the Winter Universiade in Switzerland and the World Squash Championships in Malaysia have been suspended, as the events of 2020 seem to threaten the international sports calendar again

Uzbekistán restringe los viajes a causa de Omicron y crece incertidumbre con Mundial de Pesas a una semana de apertura en Tashkent

Ya esta semana se han suspendido las Universiadas de Invierno en Suiza y el Campeonato Mundial de Squash en Malasia y los sucesos de 2020 parecen amenazar de nuevo el calendario deportivo internacional.La IWF dice a Around The Rings que analiza situación “minuto a minuto”

Tension between Australia and Djokovic, a reflection of the dangers at hand and the difficulties of world sport today

Djokovic’s relationship with covid-19 and vaccines has been stormy. Srdjan, his father, defends his son’s “exclusive and personal right” to be vaccinated or not.