MEDIA ALERT: Press Event Celebrates 365 Days to Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang

Below are details for global media regarding celebratory press event in Seoul, Korea.  Details are included for both on-site media as well as links to digital resources for press who cannot attend.


A huge crowd of fans are expected alongside executives and celebrities including:

--Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics

--Na Kyung Won, Chair of Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 Organizing Committee

-- Yuna Kim, Ladies Figure Skating Gold Medalist & Ambassador to Special Olympics 2013 World Winter Games


Pre-event starts at 2:30 PM KST, 12:30 AM Eastern U.S. Time,  5:30 AM GMT

The event will kick off at 3 PM KST and conclude by 3:45 PM KST.

Post Event Photos and Video

After the event concludes, all media will have free access to high-res photos and video B-roll.


Commemorative event to celebrate the one-year countdown to the start of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang.  On-site media will have the opportunity to photograph and interview key attendees.



Seoul City Hall Square; Seoul, South Korea


Special Olympics, the global leader for people with intellectual disabilities, will hold their next Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang*, South Korea, in January 2013. (*Same location where the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place.)

This multi-sport event will take place from 29 January to 6 February 2013 featuring   nearly 3,300 athletes from 120 countries, competing in seven different Olympic-type sports. For more information on the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, visit

Engage with the World Winter Games on:


English: @Korea_2013
Korean: @2013PyeongChang


On-site contacts:
Mingwah Park      
Games Organizing Committee   
Ph (Korea): 010-5713-6059    
[email protected]  

Kristin Hughes
Special Olympics
Mobile: +1-703-380-8761 
[email protected]

Additional contact:
Mandy Murphy
Special Olympics
office: +1-202-824-0227
[email protected]