Hanjin Group and Korean Air Chairman Yang Ho Cho
has been appointed an Official Ambassador for the Peace and Sport
Foundation at a cocktail event in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Led by President and Founder of Peace and
Sport Joel Bouzou, an Olympic medalist and a Modern Pentathlon
World Champion and under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert
II of Monaco, Peace and Sport Foundation is an international
non-profit organization with a mission to promote sustainable
peace by raising awareness about and educating youth about peace
using the values of sport.
Actively involved in sports as Chairman of the
Korea Table Tennis Association and East Asia Regional Vice
President of the Asia Table Tennis Union, Yang Ho Cho is the 10th
Ambassador of Peace and Sport and the first Ambassador to be
appointed from Asia.
"Chairman Cho shares a passion for the power of
sport to help make the world a more peaceful place. He has
impressed me with his deep belief in our movement and
international goodwill activities as President of the Korean Table
Tennis Federation,” said President Bouzou.
Prince Albert congratulated Chairman Cho and
personally attached Peace and Sport’s symbolic golden pin to his
Accepting the ambassadorship, Chairman Cho said,
"I am deeply honored to be invited to become an Ambassador for
this wonderful organization. I believe very strongly that sport
can change lives and help spread peace around the world. Peace and
Sport has led the way in promoting this noble cause and all of us
at Korean Air are delighted to be involved."
Of the nine current Ambassadors, five are IOC
members including HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Head of State
and IOC member from Monaco; HRH Prince Nawaf Faisal Abdulaziz, IOC
Member from Saudi Arabia; Sir Philip Craven, President of the
International Paralympic Committee and IOC Member from the United
Kingdom; and Dr. Mario Pescante, IOC Vice President and IOC Member
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