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Korea President Moon visits PyeongChang for 200-day countdown

Date : 24 Jul 2017

PyeongChang, Korea, July 24, 2017: Monday marked 200 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on February 9. The milestone was celebrated with the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, visiting the host city PyeongChang to show his support for the Games.

As the nation’s passion and excitement continues to grow in the final few months, the 200 days to go milestone was also celebrated in Seoul and across Gangwon Province throughout the weekend.

As his first visit to PyeongChang as the country’s president, President Moon celebrated the 200-day milestone with the organising committee staff, volunteers and local residents at the Alpensia Convention Center – to be used as the Main Press Centre during the Winter Games.  

President Moon discussed the work of the organising committee and thanked the staff for their hard work and dedication. The host nation’s president also became the latest PyeongChang 2018 Honorary Ambassador to promote the Republic of Korea’s historic first Winter Games. 

President Moon said: “For the government, this will be the first major international event since we took office. I believe the government has an obligation to make the Games a success. “Up until now, the government left this job to the Organising Committee and Gangwon Province. Now, with 200 days left, the central government will join forces to make the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games a complete success.

“This is a chance for the people of our nation to heal and regain hope by successfully hosting the Olympic Winter Games.” Celebrating the 200 days to go mark in Seoul, the PyeongChang 2018 Village was created along the Han River at the Hangang Summer Festival starting from July 21-August 20.



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