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Stars invite fans to join them at Paralympics

Mar 05,2018
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Korea will hold a cultural festival with entertainment stars for domestic and foreign tourists as part of its efforts to promote the PyeongChang Paralympics, which are set to kick off later this week, the country’s tourism promotion agency said Sunday.

Snow Festival in March will begin Friday with actor Jang Keun-suk’s two-day meeting with fans, according to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).

Jang will provide 2,018 tickets to his fans to watch an ice hockey event together in Gangneung, located some 230 kilometers (142 miles) east of Seoul, on the second day of the event, the KTO said.

On March 13, actor Lee Dong-wook will also hold a fan meeting in the city and watch an ice hockey game with 1,000 fans he bought tickets for, KTO added.

Concerts has also been planned for visitors, including a performance on March 15 featuring various artists, including B1A4 and BTOB.

Korea has been gearing up for the success of the Paralympic Games in PyeongChang and its adjacent cities, where the quadrennial Winter Olympics recently wrapped up.

Local organizers of the Paralympic Games have said the upcoming event will be the largest in history, with 570 athletes from 49 countries expected to take part.

They also include two North Korean athletes who will mark the communist state’s first appearance in the Paralympics.

Yonhap