MEDIA ALERT: Press Event Celebrates 365 Days to Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang

January 25, 2012

Below are details for global media regarding celebratory press event in Seoul, Korea.  Details are included for both on-site media as well as links to digital resources for press who cannot attend.

WHO

A huge crowd of fans are expected alongside executives and celebrities including:

--Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics

--Na Kyung Won, Chair of Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 Organizing Committee

-- Yuna Kim, Ladies Figure Skating Gold Medalist & Ambassador to Special Olympics 2013 World Winter Games

Post Event Photos and Video

After the event concludes, all media will have free access to high-res photos and video B-roll.

WHEN

Pre-event starts at 2:30 PM KST, 12:30 AM Eastern U.S. Time,  5:30 AM GMT

The event will kick off at 3 PM KST and conclude by 3:45 PM KST.


WHAT

Commemorative event to celebrate the one-year countdown to the start of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang.  On-site media will have the opportunity to photograph and interview key attendees.

 

WHERE

Seoul City Hall Square; Seoul, South Korea

WHY

Special Olympics, the global leader for people with intellectual disabilities, will hold their next Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang*, South Korea, in January 2013. (*Same location where the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place.)

This multi-sport event will take place from 29 January to 6 February 2013 featuring   nearly 3,300 athletes from 120 countries, competing in seven different Olympic-type sports. For more information on the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, visit www.2013sopoc.org.

Engage with the World Winter Games on:

Facebook:
www.fb.com/SpecialOlympicsKorea2013

Twitter:
English: @Korea_2013
Korean: @2013PyeongChang

PRESS CONTACTS

On-site contacts:
Mingwah Park      
Games Organizing Committee   
Ph (Korea): 010-5713-6059    
mingwah@naver.com  

Kristin Hughes
Special Olympics
Mobile: +1-703-380-8761 
khughes@specialolympics.org

Additional contact:
Mandy Murphy
Special Olympics
office: +1-202-824-0227
mamurphy@specialolympics.org

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