S. Korean singer Insooni named honorary ambassador for PyeongChang 2018

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SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) — South Korean singer Insooni was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, local organizers said on Monday.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) said the 60-year-old R&B diva was appointed as a goodwill spokesman and she performed at an event in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, on Saturday to celebrate the 200-day countdown to the Olympics. The countdown to the first Winter Olympics in South Korea reached 200 days on Monday.

The POCOG said Insooni will also sing the theme song for the Olympic torch relay event. Titled “Let Everyone Shine,” which is same as the slogan of the Olympic torch relay event, the organizers said the song will represent “the Olympic flame that will spark dreams, passion and a future that opens up new horizons for all.”

Insooni is one of the local singers who is tasked to promote the PyeongChang Olympics. Earlier this month, K-pop girl group Girl’s Day was named an honorary ambassador, while Taeyang of boy band BIGBANG was also given the same title last month.

The POCOG said the torch relay event for the Olympics in South Korea will start with the arrival of the Olympic flame on Nov. 1, which also marks the 100-day countdown to the PyeongChang Winter Games.

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are scheduled for Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul in Gangwon Province, and the adjacent sub-host cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon.

South Korean singer Insooni performs at an event to celebrate the 200-day countdown to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, on Saturday. (Yonhap)

kdon@yna.co.kr

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