The Organising Committee of PyeongChang 2018 (POCOG) has announced the mayor of the Athletes’ Village during the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin 8 March in South Korea.
Park Eun-soo, the vice president of the Seoul Sports Association for the Differently-abled, will manage the living quarters where the athletes will reside during the Games.
The PyeongChang Olympic Village will serve all Para athletes competing on both snow and ice events. Snow events – alpine skiing, Nordic skiing and snowboard – will take place in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster in PyeongChang, and Jeongseon, about 20 kilometers south of the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster.
The Gangneung Coasting Cluster will host Para ice hockey and wheelchair curling.
Park is a veteran administrator in sports for the disabled. The former lawmaker also worked as the chief of the Korea Employment Agency for the Disabled.
"I'm very happy that [Olympic mayors] Ryu [Seung-min] and Kim [Ki-hoon], who both have Olympic experience as athletes, and Park, a veteran administrator in disabled sports, joined us as mayors of Athletes' Villages," said POCOG chief Lee Hee-beom. "I expect athletes to feel it like they're living in their home when they stay at the Villages."