The 1988 Seoul Olympics and Its Significance in International Politics and the Korean Economy
Man Lip Choy, Pierre de Coubertin laureate / The Korea Times-Hankook Ilbo Lecture for Contemporary Korean Studies
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Conference Room, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
The Pierre de Coubertin laureate and UCLA alumnus Man Lip Choy served as the vice president of the Korean Olympic Committee for the1988 Olympics, in which the greatest number of nations, including many socialist nations, participated. Choy will be giving interesting inside stories of the Olympics and the Korean hosting of international sports events, such as the 2002 Korea/ Japan World Cup and the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Choy earned a BA in international relations in 1958 and MA in political science in 1959 from UCLA. He served in several positions in the Korean government and international institutions related to international sports events, including secretary general and vice president of the Korean Olympic Committee (1980-1993), the delegate for the North-South Sport Dialogue organized by the IOC (1985-1987), the president of the International Assembly of National Organization of Sport (IANOS) recognized by the IOC (1990-2009), member of the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup Organization Committee (2002) and the vice president and advisor for the 2010, 2014, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Bidding Committee. For his exceptional service, Choy received a Distinguished IOC Pierre De Coubertin Medal (2006/ 2007) from the IOC and a Distinguished Service Medal from the Korean government (1985/ 1988).
This new lecture series is made possible by The Korea Times-Hankook Ilbo Endowment for Contemporary Korean Studies. It will bring prominent speakers to campus to share their expertise on current issues of great interest to both Korean-Americans and non-Koreans.
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