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Cho Yang-Ho Named New Head Of 2018 PyeongChang Organizing Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 01 / 14

South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led PyeongChang's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, "has been named as the new president of the organizing committee" for the Games, according to REUTERS. Cho said, "I have decided to take up this position to keep the promise I made with the Inter...

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