What’s in an Olympics Medal?

What can show a fundamentally Korean DNA, while resonating with a global audience? Lee Suk-woo designed the medals for the Pyeongchang Olympics, which starts next week. Here is Lee’s story, and what went behind the medal he designed.

Sohn Kee-chung (Korean: 손기정; August 29, 1912 – November 15, 2002) became the first medal-winning Korean Olympian, when he won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a member of the Japanese delegation.

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