LEE Hee-beom, the former industry minister and newly-appointed president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), headed straight to the venue sites as his first work on May 16 and reviewed the construction progress. He was also briefed on overall preparations for the Games.
Through an inaugural address emailed to all staff members, the new leader of the PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee expressed a strong resolve to make the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games a success and leave a lasting legacy for winter sports and the Korean sports community.
Skipping any formal ceremony, Lee said via his email, “The Seoul Summer Olympic Games in 1988 was a great opportunity to introduce a modern Korea to the international community. Likewise, PyeongChang 2018 will be another historic turning point for Korea, showcasing the nation grown to 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 a history and shaping the future of our nation through our work.”
“A project of such magnitude is never easy to implement without making any mistakes, but there would be nothing that we cannot overcome if each and every member of the organizing committee works together,” he added, emphasizing the importance of communication and cooperation throughout all levels of the organization and with relevant stakeholders.