PyeongChang re-elects Kim as President

The PyeongChang Organising Committee (POCOG) has re-elected Kim Jin-sun as its president at its 6th General Assembly in Seoul.

In his acceptance speech, Kim laid out key goals for hosting a successful Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

“I will make sure that all infrastructures, such as venues, transportation networks and other related facilities, are completed on time as planned," he said.

Kim also promised to establish concrete goals under PyeongChang’s Games vision of "New Horizons”, explaining that "the newly-instated committee will work with experts and scholars-alike to ensure that the principles and traditions of the Olympic Movement are reflected in PyeongChang’s operation plan.”

Kim also highlighted the importance of securing legacies from the Games, while ensuring that athletes remain at the heart of their planning.

“We will seek wisdom to identify the kind of legacy we want PyeongChang to leave behind, as well as how best to achieve it," he said. "POCOG will devise a plan to make its 2018 Winter Games an all-inclusive and far-reaching festival, which will set PyeongChang apart from other previous Games."

Assembly members in attendance included Choi Moon-soon, Governor of Gangwon Province, Shin Hak Yong, the Chairman of the Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee, Kim Jae Yun, the Chairman of the Special Committee on PyeongChang Winter Olympics and International Sporting Events, and Honorary President of the Korean Olympic Committee, Y. S. Park.

The meeting also approved the proposal of re-appointing incumbent POCOG Secretary-General Moon Donghoo.

The 2018 Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang from 9 to 25 February 2018.

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