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PyeongChang Winter Olympics Partner With Korea Electric Power Corp.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 24 / 17

State-run public utility firm Korea Electric Power Corp. signed as a corporate sponsor for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Wednesday, according to YONHAP. KEPCO is the "first public corporation to lend support to PyeongChang 2018." As a "Tier One" partner, KEPCO reserves a "wide range of mar...

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