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New president for 2018 organizers

Updated: July 30, 2014, 9:30 PM ET
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea -- Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

The Hanjin Group chairman was unanimously elected in a meeting of 94 committee officials Thursday and will serve out the remainder of Kim Jin-sun's scheduled term as the Pyeongchang organizing committee president, which is due to expire in October ...

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