Forum : President Diack meets President-elect of South Korea

27-01-08, 12:22
IAAF President Lamine Diack, visited South Korea to meet with that countrys President-elect Lee Myung-bak, and discuss preparations for the 2011 edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which will be hosted by Daegu.

During the meeting, Mr Myung-bak pledged to fully support the World Athletics Championships to be hosted by Daegu in 2011.


IAAF President Lamine Diack with Lee Myung-bak (centre) in South Korea

He made the remarks during a meeting with Lamine Diack, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), at his office in Seoul earlier today.

President Diack arrived in South Korea earlier this week with a delegation including General Secretary Pierre Weiss, to check Daegu's preparations for the competition.

“We expect the South Korean government to give full support for successful hosting of the games,'' Diack told Lee.

Diack said they chose Daegu over other candidates because “we were moved by the passionate support of the city's citizens. We believe that the championships will open up a brand-new chapter for Korean sports.”

Lee said, “The government and people as well as Daegu citizens will not spare their support for a successful championships.''