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PyeongChang Games Exec 'Flabbergasted' By Report Of IOC President Visiting N. Korea

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 11 / 17

The head of the PyeongChang Winter Games Friday shot down an "irresponsible" report that IOC President Thomas Bach is "hoping to visit North Korea to discuss its participation in the competition," according to the AFP. POCOG President Lee Hee-beom said, "I was flabbergasted by the report which is ab...

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