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OLYMPICS

Companies sign up to
sponsor Winter Games

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Pocog) and LG Group affiliates, SERVEONE and HS Ad, have inked a domestic sponsorship agreement yesterday at the LG Twin Towers building in Seoul.

According to the announcement by the organizing committee, SERVEONE and HS Ad will take charge of executing “construction” and “brand creative” services for the winter games in Pyeongchang. SERVEONE will build the new Pocog headquarters in Pyeongchang, Gangwon province, while HS Ad will produce official PR materials for the Olympics as well as design the PyeongChang 2018 properties including the pictograms and the Olympics medals.

“We are happy to have these affiliates of the LG Group join the sponsorship program,” said Pocog President Cho Yang-ho. “We are confident that their services will help enhance our Games preparations and add new energy to the nationwide enthusiasm for PyeongChang 2018.”

In response to Cho’s statement, LG Corporation president Ha Hyun-hwoi said, “It is our pleasure to contribute to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, which will be a significant national event as well as a global festival where everyone from around the world can participate and enjoy. We will provide our full support to help make PyeongChang 2018 successful.”


BASKETBALL

Orions beat Phoebus in first game of semi-final series

Forward Lee Seung-hyun’s Goyang Orion Orions edged the defending champion Ulsan Mobis Phoebus led by Yang Dong-geun yesterday in the first game of the semi-final series 69-68.

It was a close match between the Orions and Phoebus. The Phoebus took a narrow lead in the first half, which closed at 33-32. In the second half, the game remained neck and neck, until Joe Jackson’s free throw with 5.3 seconds remaining in the game saved the day and secured the win for the Orions.

Aaron Haynes led the Orions with double-double while scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Jackson added 15 points, five rebounds and six assists while Lee scored 12 points.

Despite the win, the game was not entirely satisfactory for the Orions. Throughout the regular season, Orions’ trademark has been its offense, scoring 81.2 points per game on average. The offense, led by Haynes, Jackson and Lee, was unable to perform to its potential.

For the Phoebus, forward Ham Ji-hoon put 15 points to the scoreboard while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out five assists. Regular season MVP guard Yang added 12 points, four rebounds and five assists for the team. Yang received a fourth personal foul at the end of the third quarter. Despite his foul trouble, Yang played 36 minutes 57 seconds for the Phoebus. Phoebus power forward Cuthbert Victor had double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The Orions and Phoebus will play their second semi-final game tomorrow in Ulsan.

By Choi Hyung-jo
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