SEOUL: South Korean star actor Lee Dong-wook on Friday was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics that will kick off next month, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.
In a ceremony held in Seoul, Lee joined a slew of other Korean wave stars including actors Lee Min-ho and Kim Woo-bin as the latest goodwill spokesperson for South Korea’s first Winter Games.
The competition will start on Feb 8 for a 17-day run in PyeongChang and two other adjacent cities in Gangwon Province.
The organising committee said Lee will take part in promotional activities for the Olympics and the Paralympics in 2018.
“I felt emotional that another Olympic Games will be held in the country, as I remember watching the Summer Games 30 years ago in Seoul when I was a child,” said Lee, who is now 36 years old. “I’ll do my best to attract the eyes of global fans to PyeongChang and help them participate in the games.”
He said he will go to PyeongChang to watch a Paralympics event with his fans in March. He bought 1,000 tickets of the PyeongChang Paralympics that will take place on March 9 to 18.
Lee gained international fame after the mega-hit drama “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” last year. --Bernama