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Yuna Kim named Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic honorary ambassador

Yuna Kim

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 06: Kim Yu-Na attends press conference before the All That Skate 2014 at Olympic Park on May 6, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)

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Retired Olympic champion figure skater Yuna Kim was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, the Winter Games’ organizing committee said Wednesday, according to South Korean reports.

Kim, who retired after following her 2010 Olympic gold with a silver in Sochi, was on the South Korean host’s bid team. She traveled to Durban, South Africa, for the International Olympic Committee vote in 2011, when Pyeongchang won the right to host the Winter Games over Munich and Annecy, France.

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and ballerina Kang Sue-jin were previously named Pyeongchang 2018 ambassadors.

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