Pyeongchang 2018 releases official paralympic emblem

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v in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on Tuesday, October 29.

The ceremony was attended by some 400 guests and dignitaries from home and abroad, including those representing local organizations for the disabled, as well as Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Kim Jin-sun, President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee (POCOG), Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong, along with Gangwon Governor Choi Moon-soon and Yoon Seok-yong, President of the Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC).

In his congratulatory remarks, IPC President Sir Philip Craven said, “although simple and traditional in its design, this emblem conveys so much about the Paralympic Movement and Korean culture.”
“It brings everything together and informs us all that in 2018, through the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games, Paralympians will create ‘New Horizons’ for millions around the world,” he added.

POCOG President Kim said in his greetings that POCOG, together with the Korean government, the National Assembly, Gangwon Province, and the host and venue cities, as well as those in the sports industry, is making “utmost efforts to deliver a very special Paralympic Winter Games, one that goes beyond the boundaries of disability, by creating an ideal environment for Paralympic athletes to perform at their best.”

Kim also spoke of POCOG’s plan to carry out the Actualizing the Dream Project aimed at promoting Paralympic winter sports, raising awareness, and securing the social inclusion of people with disabilities. “I believe that today’s launch of our Paralympic emblem will serve as a catalyst for this mission,” he said.

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