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PyeongChang 2018 makes new senior appointments

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) has appointed three vice-presidents as part of an organisational restructuring for its management of the event.

POCOG’s operations will now be split broadly into three main strands of planning, operation and infrastructure.

The new vice-president of Games planning is Young-jin Kwak, Korea’s former Vice-Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism. He will also oversee general affairs, HR, finance, marketing, public relations, media and culture.

Dong-hoo Moon, who was secretary general of the organising committee prior to the reshuffle, has been appointed the vice-president of Games operations, liaising with National Olympic Committees, sporting bodies and media groups.

Former Vice-Governor of Gangwon Province, Sang-pyo Kim, will oversee various infrastructure projects such as competition venues and accommodations, as well as IT and telecommunications.