On January 5, WINNER members Lee Seung Hoon and Kim Jin Woo participated in the torch relay for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
The two members began their relay in the city of Suwon and waved to residents, posed with the Coca-Cola bear mascot, and chanted the official cheer with the staff on site. While running with the torch, Kim Jin Woo and Lee Seung Hoon made heart gestures with their hands and waved to the camera to send their love to those watching via livestream.
They said, “The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is Korea’s first time hosting the Winter Games, so it is an honor for us to participate in the torch relay. Since people from all walks of life participated in the torch relay to show their support, we hope the Olympics will be successful.”
Lee Seung Hoon and Kim Jin Woo also posted multiple photos of themselves from the event on their Instagram accounts. In the captions, Lee Seung Hoon wrote “An honor for my family,” and included hashtags such as “Good luck, Pyeongchang Olympics.”
So far, many well-known Korean stars from different fields have taken part in the torch relay. Torchbearers included members of MBC’s “Infinite Challenge,” Suzy, Paralympic gold medalist Jo Ki Sung, Im Seulong, Soyou, Lee Kwang Soo, Korean national wrestling gold medalist Kim Hyun Woo, Taekwondo gold medalist Kim Sohee, and model Kang Seung Hyun.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics will begin on February 9 and end on February 25.