Supporters of PyeongChang’s Bid Climb in the Himalayas and Participate in the Boston Marathon
They left Incheon Airport on 26 March and have been traveling around the world with the aim of visiting 23 countries in 100 days. At each stop on their tour they are holding Taekwondo demonstrations and speaking at public events about the bid. Before Boston the previous stop was in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jang-Whan and Sung-Whan attracted considerable attention as they ran the Boston Marathon in short track speed skating outfits, carrying the national flag of Korea and the flag of the PyeongChang 2014 Bid Committee.
Younger brother, Bae Sung-Whan, said: “We aim to spread the message about PyeongChang’s bid, about Korea’s commitment to helping the Olympic Movement to expand around the world. It was a privilege to run in the Boston Marathon and we are very grateful for the kind reception we received from spectators and our fellow runners.”
In addition, Lee Tae–young, an official from the PyeongChang 2014 Bid Committee climbed to Kala Pattar summit in the Himalayas on 10 April and fixed the flag of the committee at a height of 5550 meters, confirming his commitment to the bid.
Han Seung-soo, Chairman of the PyeongChang 2014 Bid Committee said: ”I am very impressed by the dedication of our young people to PyeongChang’s bid. If the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are awarded to PyeongChang the fantastic public enthusiasm we have in Korea will make the Games an amazing experience for all.”