Posted : 2008-07-24 17:16
Updated : 2008-07-24 17:16

Korean Celebrities to Cheer for Olympics

By Karen Song
Korea Times Intern

Top Korean celebrities have joined together to wish the South Korean Olympic team a good fight at the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games. Television host Kang Byung-kyu, comedian Park Kyung-lim, and singer Park Sang-min, among others, will head to Beijing to support the team.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korean Olympic Committee on Thursday, the Beijing Olympics celebrity cheering squad will officially announce their start at the Seoul Olympic Hall, Olympic Park at 3 p.m. July 25, along with the declaration of the South Korean team. The list of the stars volunteering was also revealed on the same day.

Former professional baseball player Kang will head the cheering party. The squad includes around 30 volunteers of top celebrities such as singer Lim Chang-jung, Tae Jin-a, Joo Young-hoon, Crown J, model and T.V. host Hyun Young and pop group Cool.

They will stay in Beijing during the Olympics and lead the cheering together with Korean supporters. Their participation is expected to contribute greatly to heighten the athletes and supporters' spirits throughout the games.
  • 1. Man stabs owner, flees shooting range with gun, bullets
  • 2. Foreigners to get free legal counseling
  • 3. Man caught after stabbing owner, fleeing shooting range with gun
  • 4. 100 million won found in garbage area
  • 5. N. Korean officials study entrepreneurship in Malaysia
  • 6. Seoul to host One Asia concert of K-pop, China, Japan stars next week
  • 7. Park's U.S. visit 'perfect opportunity' to discuss her regional peace vision: ex-White House officia
  • 8. Russia won't recognize N. Korea as nuclear power: Russian deputy FM
  • 9. Sweet Sorrow returns with new album
  • 10. Samsung drives to change rigid corporate culture