IOC Chairman Thomas Bach (left) and SBS Founding Chairman Yoon Se-young

 Yoon Se-young (90), founding chairman of SBS Media Group, received the Olympic Medal from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC President Thomas Bach awarded Chairman Yoon the Silver Medal of the Olympic Medal for his contribution to the spread of the Olympic movement and the development of Korean sports as a sports broadcaster and administrator at the awards ceremony held at the Sky Bay Hotel in Gangneung, Gangwon-do on the 30th.The Olympic Order, established by the IOC in 1975, is the IOC’s highest order award given to individuals who have dedicated themselves to the development and spread of the Olympic Games and have made achievements. It is divided into gold and silver medals depending on the order.

IOC Chairman Bach said, “Chairman Yoon has led the Olympic broadcasting through SBS for over 30 years, contributing greatly to the spread of Olympic ideology and values. He also served as the first president of professional basketball KBL, president of the Korea Golf Association, and president of the Pangangwon Province Supporters’ Association for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. “We decided to award him a medal in recognition of his contribution to the development of Korean sports and the successful hosting of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics,” he explained.

Chairman Yoon Se-young said, “I have worked hard to create a better world through sports throughout my life, and it is a great honor to receive such a large award. It is thanks to Chairman Bach’s outstanding leadership that the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were able to be held as the best ‘Peace Olympics’ in history.” “It was,” he said, expressing his gratitude. In 2012, Chairman Yoon received the Blue Dragon Medal of the Order of Sports Merit for his contribution to hosting the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and last year, he became the first Asian to receive the ‘A Life in Sport’ award, a kind of achievement 토토사이트 award from the AIPS. .

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