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Girl’s Day Appointed As Honorary Ambassador For 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

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Congratulations, Girl’s Day!

South Korean girl group Girl’s Day was named honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, which is the first Winter Olympics that will be held in South Korea.

Sojin, Yura, Minah and Hyeri were appointed as “friends” for Pyeongchang’s Passion Crew, the Olympic organizing committee staff, volunteers and other operation personnels.

PyeongChang Olympic organizing committee head Lee Hee Beom expressed his hope that the appointment of the girl group, whom he called “world star”, will spark more interest in the event.

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Minah, Sojin, Hyeri and Yura with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee head Lee Hee Beom during the appointment ceremony. (Photo from Yonhap)

“It’s an honor to represent the PyeongChang Winter Olympics,” said Girl’s Day leader Sojin during the appointment ceremony in Seoul on July 13. She added that the quartet accepted the role as honorary ambassadors in order to promote the upcoming Winter Olympics, and give encouragement to the people working behind the scenes.

The members also shared their liking for winter sports like snowboarding and skiing, which are also the most familiar winter sports to the group.

Aside from that, Hyeri added that she is looking forward to short tracker-turned-figure skater Park Seung Hi. She revealed that she is a friend with Park, who won two gold and one bronze medals in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for short track before switching to figure skating later that year.

Girl’s Day is also the first K-Pop group to be appointed honorary ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Prior to the quartet, BIGBANG’s Taeyang was named the goodwill spokesman for the Winter Olympics.

2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be held at PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeongseon on February 9 to 25, 2018.

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