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South Korea Prez Downplays Safety Concerns As PyeongChang Medals Are Unveiled

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

Officials promoting the '18 PyeongChang Games emphasized South Korea's security and culture as they unveiled a unique medal design last night in front of an elite audience of U.S. business and sports figures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in N.Y. In between three Korean musical performances and a...

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