Actor Lee Min-ho
South Korean actor Lee Min-ho was named Friday as a goodwill ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Lee is the first actor to take on the role for the first Winter Games in South Korea.
The local organizing committee said it appointed the 28-year-old hallyu star with three future Olympic Games to be held in Asia. After PyeongChang, Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Beijing will stage the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The award-winning actor has starred in such popular TV series as "Boys over Flowers," "Personal Taste" and "The Heirs."
"As a fan of skiing and surfing, I take great interest in Olympics," Lee said. "I will try to promote the PyeongChang Winter Olympics the best I can."
Among other goodwill ambassadors for PyeongChang are Kim Yu-na, former Olympic figure skating champion, Lee Seung-hoon, former Olympic speed skating gold medalist, Choo Shin-soo, outfielder for the Texas Rangers, and Lindsey Vonn, an American Olympic skiing champion. (Yonhap)