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July 21, 2014
President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee steps down

Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee President and CEO Jin-sun Kim talks to the media during a Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee Press Conference on day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (Photo: Getty Images)

SEOUL, July 21, 2014 – President Jin-sun Kim of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) announced his resignation Monday during an executive staff meeting held at POCOG’s Seoul Office.

In his speech to the employees of POCOG, President Kim noted, “PyeongChang 2018 is at a turning point for the latter half of its Games preparation, which requires more detailed planning and execution.”

He added, “At this critical juncture, I believe that PyeongChang 2018 needs new leadership and a stronger system that will effectively carry out various Games-related projects. And this is why I decided to resign as President of POCOG.”

President Kim also asked for continued support of all stakeholders and the media in preparing for a successful 2018 Games in PyeongChang.

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