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As ex-IOC member, late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee also left mark on S. Korean sports
As ex-IOC member, late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee also left mark on S. Korean sports
Olympic GamesOct 25, 2020
The giant for South Korea's economy as the head of Samsung Group, Lee Kun-hee, who passed away Sunday at age 78, also left an important mark on sports for his country. Lee was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1996 to 2017, serving on its Cultural Commission in 1997 and Finance Commission from 1998 to 1999. With Samsung also emerging as one of the IOC's most important corporate partners, Lee played an instrumental role in helping bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to the So