POSTED: May 17th 2016
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Olympics: Lee Hee-beom starts his work as POCOG President

POCOG President, Lee Hee-beom visits Bokwang Snow Park © POCOG
POCOG President, Lee Hee-beom visits Bokwang Snow Park © POCOG

POCOG President, Lee Hee-beom © POCOG
POCOG President, Lee Hee-beom © POCOG

POCOG President Lee Hee-beom wants to leave a legacy for Korea © POCOG
POCOG President Lee Hee-beom wants to leave a legacy for Korea © POCOG

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The newly-appointed President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), Lee Hee-beom started getting right to work by being briefed on the overall Games preparations and visited the venue sites to review the progress of construction.

The new chief expressed this strong resolve to make the 2018 Games a success, along with leaving a legacy for winter sports and the Korean sports community that would last in an inaugural address email to all staff members.

"The Seoul 1988 Olympic Summer Games was a great opportunity to introduce modern Korea to the international community.  PyeongChang 2018 will be another historic turning point for Korea, showcasing the development of Korea as a global-leading nation. Let's all work together with the pride that we are at the center of a world-class mega-sports event that the entire world will enjoy.  We will be making history and shaping the future of our nation through our work," stated Lee in his email to the staff.

He added, "A project of such magnitude is never easy, but there is nothing that we cannot overcome if each and every member of this organization works together."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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