Wednesday, February 6, 2013
KOC president to step down
SEOUL, South Korea -- The president of South Korea's Olympic Committee says he will not run for a second term in elections this month.
Park Yong-sung says in a statement he has done all he set out to do as head of the KOC.
During his four-year term, South Korea won the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in the alpine town of Pyeongchang after two unsuccessful bids.
Park is chairman of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and a former member of the International Olympic Committee.
The 72-year-old cites age as another reason he's stepping down.