(from left to right) Democratic Party member Lee Kwang-jae, Korea PR Ambassador Kim Yoon-jin, Special Olympics athlete Kim Yuna, Grand National Party member Na Kyung-won and international PR ambassador Zhang Ziyi at the press conference for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games held at the Grand Hilton Hotel. [Ogilvy]
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi attended a press conference in Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, according to a press release from the event promoter's Ogilvy on Wednesday.
The actress, who has been appointed the international PR ambassador for the event, arrived in Korea on September 14 to take part in the press conference for the Special Olympics held at the Grand Hilton Hotel earlier today.
Zhang Ziyi and Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin, the PR ambassador for Korea, were in attendance alongisde other notable figures including California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nadia Comanceci (former Olympic gymnast and vice chair of Special Olympics International) and Grand National Party member Na Kyung-won.
The Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, offers opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to compete in various Olympic-type sports.
The sporting event, held every two years alternating between summer and winter, brings together over 3.5 million athletes from 170 countries. The next Olympics will be held in Athens, Greece for ten days starting June 25, 2011 and two years later in Pyeongchang, Korea.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Grand National Party member Na Kyung-won at the press conference for the 2013
Special Olympics World Winter Games held at the Grand Hilton Hotel. [Ogilvy]
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