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SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) — South Korean actor Lee Min-ho was named Friday as a goodwill ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Lee is the first actor to take on the role for the first Winter Games in South Korea.
The local organizing committee said it appointed the 28-year-old hallyu star with three future Olympic Games to be held in Asia. After PyeongChang, Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Beijing will stage the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The award-winning actor has starred in such popular TV series as “Boys over Flowers,” “Personal Taste” and “The Heirs.”
“As a fan of skiing and surfing, I take great interest in Olympics,” Lee said. “I will try to promote the PyeongChang Winter Olympics the best I can.”
Among other goodwill ambassadors for PyeongChang are Kim Yu-na, former Olympic figure skating champion, Lee Seung-hoon, former Olympic speed skating gold medalist, Choo Shin-soo, outfielder for the Texas Rangers, and Lindsey Vonn, an American Olympic skiing champion.
Lee Min Ho chosen as the honorary ambassador for the ‘2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’!
You might have heard that the ‘2018 Winter Olympics‘ are going to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and who better to represent Korea to the world than the incredibly popular Hallyu star Lee Min Ho!
Lee Min Ho has been chosen to be the official honorary ambassador for the ‘2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’!
The appointment ceremony took place at the DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) today, and the Olympic committee stated, “As much as the ‘2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’, the ‘2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics’, and the ‘2022 Beijing Winter Olympics’ are being consecutively held in Asia, Hallyu star Lee Min Ho has been entrusted to be the honorary ambassador.”
Lee Min Ho stated, “I personally enjoy sports like skiing and surfing, so I have a lot of interest in the Olympics. From now on I will take the lead as the honorary ambassador for the ‘Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’.“
This is going to be one heck of a Winter Olympics with the handsome Lee Min Ho doing his part to spread the word about the upcoming event!