Welcome to the official website of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Founded by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1896, the modern Olympic Games have been long-regarded as the world’s greatest celebration of sports. Now the Games are widely recognised as an all-around mega entertainment event encompassing a number of areas including the economy, culture, environment, science and technology.
Following the United States, Canada and Japan, Korea has become the fourth non-European country to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Games in 2018 will not only be celebrated worldwide, but will also mark a great milestone in Korea’s history, raising the country’s profile.
Three decades ago, Seoul 1988 united the world, transcending the ideological divide of the time. In 2018, once again, you will witness PyeongChang connect the world with a single passion – represented by our slogan, “Passion. Connected.”
To this end, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is committed to meeting the following goals. Firstly, we will raise Korea’s status in world sports. Secondly, PyeongChang 2018 will succeed on the economic, cultural and environmental fronts, promoting world peace and employing cutting-edge information and communication technology. And ultimately, we will pass on a sustainable legacy to the local communities and the country.
I would like to ask the citizens of Korea and the world to support and accompany us on our great journey to PyeongChang 2018.
Hee-beom LEE President & CEO The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Graduated from Seoul National University High School
Received a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from College of Engineering, Seoul National University
Completed the Science of Public Administration course at the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University
Earned an MBA from the George Washington University School of Business
Received a Ph.D. in Business Administration in Kyunghee University
Order of Service Merit, Yellow Stripes
Order of Service Merit, Blue Stripes
The 5th Global CEO Award, the grand prize in international cooperation
Order of Civil Merit, Rose of Sharon Medal