POSTED: November 18th 2016

Olympics: PyeongChang 2018 winter Games benefits from GS Group donation

(L to R) POCOG President Lee Hee-beom and CEO of GS Group Jung Taik-Keun © POCOG
(L to R) POCOG President Lee Hee-beom and CEO of GS Group Jung Taik-Keun © POCOG

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) International holding company GS Group has donated to the support of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games. The Seoul based company comprises GS Holdings, subsidiaries and affiliates including GS Caltex, GS Retail, GS Shop, GS EPS, GS Global, GS Sports, and GS E&C.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) received the donation that will be destined towards Games preparations and administration.

"We deeply appreciate GS Group's decision to support the Games and help us deliver an event that the whole nation can be proud of," said POCOG President Lee Hee-beom.

 "We are confident that PyeongChang 2018 preparations will be improved and draw more public attention through the support of GS Group."

CEO of GS Group Jung Taik-Keun added, "I hope PyeongChang 2018 can be an opportunity to show Republic of Korea's strength by hosting a successful Games, which will be a significant national event as well as a global festival. GS Group will also cheer with the whole nation."

The first edition of the Korean winter Games will be held February 9-25, 2018 with approximately 95 countries and 3,000 athletes. Then the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place right after those on March 9-18, 2018, with approximately 50 countries and 670 athletes competing.

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-five years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency.

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