Figure skating legend Kim Yu-na (32), speed skating legend Lee Sang-hwa (34), and short track superstar Choi Min-jung (24) have come together to successfully host the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games, 300 days ahead of the opening.
The Organizing Committee of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games selected Choi Min-jung, the gold medalist of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, as the public relations ambassador at the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremony Supervisors, Advisory Group, and Public Relations Ambassador appointment ceremony held at the Olympic Parktel in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 24th.
The Organizing Committee, which commissioned Yuna Kim as a public relations ambassador in February of last year, recently appointed Lee Sang-hwa as the co-chair of the organizing committee and recruited Choi Min-jung to receive the support of the three ‘legends on the ice’.
Kim Yu-na, public relations ambassador, is a superstar who has risen to the top of the world by appearing like a comet in the Korean figure skating world, where she was barren. She won a gold medal in women’s singles at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, overcoming controversy over her judging. Since then, her Kim Yu-na kids have appeared and Korean figure skating is moving from the periphery to the center.
Public Relations Ambassador Kim Yu-na said on the talk show that day, “This competition will be a good experience for young athletes as it will be held at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.”
Organizing Committee Chairman Lee Sang-hwa won gold medals in the women’s 500m event at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. His women’s 500 m world record (36.36 seconds) still stands. Chairman Lee Sang-hwa advised, “If you train with a desire for a gold medal, your ability will not come out properly.”
Public Relations Ambassador Choi Min-jeong, the best active player who won the gold medal in the women’s 1500m at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics following the two gold medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, said, “The process will be difficult, but if you prepare well, good results will surely follow.” ”he encouraged.
In addition to Choi Min-jung, the organizing committee appointed ballerina Kim Joo-won, actor and snowboard commentator Park Jae-min, pianist Seonwoo Ye-gwon, and skeleton Olympic gold medalist Yun Seong-bin as public relations ambassadors.
Along with this, Song Seung-hwan, artistic director of PMC Productions, who directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, was assigned as the director of cultural events and the chairman of the advisory group. Kang Su-jin, director of the National Ballet, Lee Do-hoon, professor at Hongik University, Yu-ri Lee, director of the Seoul Arts Troupe, Ahn Ho-sang, president of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and Kim Ki-hong, vice president of the Korea Football Association, serve as advisors.
Yang Jeong-woong, who was in charge of directing the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics, served as the overall director of this event. Director Oh Jang-hwan was appointed as the executive producer. Yang Jeong-woong, general manager, introduced, “The goal of the opening ceremony is to unite the world through K-culture and sports.” 바카라