Lee named artistic director for 2018 Paralympic ceremonies

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean organizers have appointed Lee Moon-tae as executive artistic director for the 2018 Paralympic ceremonies but delayed hiring anyone to direct the opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Local organizers announced Lee's appointment Friday, saying the president of the Korean Traditional Performance Arts Foundation had produced and directed entertainment programs for KBS — the country's largest TV broadcaster — for more than 30 years and "has a very strong understanding and sensitivity to the special needs and issues of the Paralympics."

Organizers also assessed candidates for the Olympic ceremonies but said none "satisfied the wanted requirements," adding: "More consideration will be given to choose the most capable person to orchestrate the Olympic Games' ceremonies."

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

National Sports
The Associated Press


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get KSL.com’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast