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POCOG chooses new ambassadors for 2018

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) announced on Thursday that three Olympic gold medalist skaters - Lee Seung-hoon, Park Seung-hi and Mo Tae-bum - will serve as honorary ambassadors for the 2018 games.

They will be officially appointed at the special event celebrating 1,000 days until the games, to be held at Olympic Park in Seoul on Friday.

Lee has earned double medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics - a gold medal in 10,000 meters and a silver medal in 5,000 meters. Mo also received a gold medal in the 500-meter speed skating event in Vancouver.

Park has won two gold medals and one bronze at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in short-track.


Shin Sun-woo named WKBL commissioner

Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL) on Thursday said that its interim-commissioner Shin Sun-woo will be officially appointed as its new commissioner starting July 1.

The owners from six WKBL clubs decided after a general meeting on Thursday to let the 59-year-old manage the league. Shin, who will be the seventh commissioner for the WKBL, will given a three-year term starting from July 1.

Shin has been the interim-commissioner since June 2014 after former commissioner Choi Kyung-hwan was appointed as deputy prime minister and minister of strategy and finance.

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