President Lee Myung-bak on Monday rehearsed his presentation for PyeongChang’s 2018 Olympic bid to win over International Olympic Committee members in Durban, South Africa.
Along with his aides and officials of the PyeongChang committee, Lee reviewed his presentation to be made on Wednesday, South Africa time, during the IOC session. It is the mountain resort town’s third bid for the Winter Olympic Games.
Lee is also scheduled to hold a joint interview with five major foreign news agencies and Olympic-related media to promote PyeongChang’s merits and his government’s strong support for the 2018 Games to be hosted there.
Upon arrival in Durban Saturday night, Lee has been holding meetings, visiting officials on the PyeongChang committee and rehearsing the presentation.
PyeongChang narrowly lost to Vancouver in the competition for the 2010 Olympics and then to Russia’s Sochi for the 2014 Games. PyeongChang is vying against Germany’s Munich and France’s Annecy this time.