Paris, June 17 2004 – Paris 2012, the organisation behind the Paris Bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, announced today that Ho Kim has joined its international department.

A native of Korea, Ho Kim is a specialist in international sports marketing and since 2000 had served as president of Octagon Korea. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice-President of Lang & Associates, an American-based Sponsorship Marketing agency, where he was responsible for developing sponsorship strategies and implementing marketing programs for major Korean clients such as Samsung, Hyundai and Coca-Cola.

Ho Kim is also a long-standing member of the Olympic family having served previously as the Executive Director of the International Bowling Federation, as Marketing and PR Director of the World Taekwondo Federation and as a Games Coordinator for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Philippe Baudillon, Director of International Promotion of Paris 2012 said, ‘We are delighted to have Ho Kim on board. His strong expertise and experience in international sports marketing will bring distinct value and knowledge to our Bid.’

‘I am grateful to the Paris 2012 Bid committee for giving me the opportunity to participate into this very exciting challenge,’ said Ho Kim. ‘I look forward to contributing my experience towards making the French Olympic dream come true.’

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Paris 2012 Global Media Office
Free phone: +800 2012 2012
Within France, dial 00.800.2012.2012
media@parisjo2012.fr