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From left, Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin holds the PyeongChang Winter Olympics torch while running 200 meters (218 yards) on Sunday through the Jamsil area, which includes the country’s largest skyscraper, Lotte World Tower, in southern Seoul; Hanjin Group Chairman Cho Yang-ho and his son and Korean Air CEO Cho Won-tae run near Gwanghwamun in downtown Seoul on Saturday, and KT Chairman Hwang Chang-gyu runs alongside the company’s 5G connected bus, which aired the event live from a VR camera attached along the Sejong Art Center in downtown Seoul on Saturday.

All three companies - Lotte, Hanjin and KT - are sponsors of the PyeongChang Olympic Games.

Additionally, while Lotte chairman Shin is also head of the Korea Ski Association and the only chairman among Korea’s top 10 businesses to participate, Hanjin Group’s chairman Cho was the first president of the PyeongChang Olympics organizing committee before resigning from the post in May 2016. It was also the first time that a father and son from the business community participated in the torch-bearing event. KT is hoping that the Winter Olympic Games will help commercialize its 5G service. [YONHAP]

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