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PyeongChang Olympics wins new strongest ally

The local organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to be held in South Korea's PyeongChang found a new and possibly the strongest ally Monday as President Moon Jae-in himself agreed to help promote and host the world's largest winter sporting event.

The South Korean president accepted the job as an honorary ambassador for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games in a ceremony held in the host county, located some 180 kilometers east of Seoul in Gangwon Province.

The ceremony came 200 days before the 17-day event will kick start on Feb. 9. It involved some 300 officials from the local organizing committee, as well as government officials and many famous athletes, including former Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na, who too is an honorary ambassador for the PyeongChang Games.

Kim, the former skating champion, presented Moon with new business cards describing his newest title. (Yonhap)

This file photo, taken on July 8, 2017, shows new French President Emmanuel Macron (second from L) holding the mascots for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, named Bandabi and Soohorang, that were presented to him by his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in (C) in their bilateral summit held on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (Yonhap)

Sean Kim  edt@koreapost.com

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