IOC president meets South Korean acting presient in Seoul
14 March 2017 | 2:28 pm
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach visiting South Korea to check on preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in the PyeongChang meets South Korean acting President and Prime Minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, in Seoul.
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