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Koreans hail ASA's Chuene

By unknown | Apr 30, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

The Korean government has praised Leonard Chuene for helping their city, Daegu, to win the bid to host the 2011 World Athletics Championships.

Chuene is the president of Athletics South Africa and a member of the International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF) council.

As a tone of appreciation for the role played by the influential Chuene, Korea has donated a brand new Hyundai Trajet to ASA.

Kyun-Seop Kim, the Korean ambassador to South Africa, said: "The success of hosting the 2011 World Athletics Championships is greatly owed to Chuene.

"We appreciate the role and support played by Chuene in rallying behind Daegu's bid to host the championships.

"Sports, especially now, with the advent of the 2010 World Cup finals, has a very important role to play in the development of a nation towards building unity.

"These are very exciting times for the Korean sporting community as well as for their South African counterparts where we can explore new opportunities that would strengthen our relationship and our commitment to the communities and people of this country.

"Sport is an integral part of our culture and we wish to expose and explore sporting opportunities and avenues with the intention of learning and sharing," said Kim.

Chuene said his love for Korea began about five years ago when he first visited the Asian country on IAAF commitments.

"The red carpet was rolled for me from the airport to the hotel, it was the kind of treatment usually reserved for state presidents," said Chuene.


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