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New KOC president reaches out to election rival

13 Mar 2013

Seoul, Korea: Kim Jung-haeng, the recently elected new president of the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC), said on Friday, March 8, that he hopes to reach out to the rival candidate he defeated for the job, reports Yonhap News Agency.

Ahead of his inauguration ceremony, Kim said he wanted Lee Elisa, a ruling party legislator who narrowly lost to Kim, to accompany him for the occasion. However, there was no response from Lee, Kim said.

The KOC elections were held on Friday, February 22, after previous KOC President YS Park announced that he would not stand for re-election.


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