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Korea tycoon comes to the rescue of 2018 Winter Olympics

Undaunted by "nutgate" scandal, Cho Yang-ho kick-starts construction for Pyeongchang Games which had been bedevilled by delays, in-fighting

Skiers completing a slalom at the Alpensia resort, a venue for the Pyeongchang Winter Games. One year ago, there were concerns that venues were behind schedule, Pyeongchang was not signing up sponsors and the provincial and central governments were arguing about financing.
Mr Cho with US skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn, who has been named "ambassador" for the 2018 Games.

Kuala Lumpur

ONE year ago, Olympic leaders looked forward with trepidation to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but one of South Korea's much-maligned business tycoons, Cho Yang-ho, has come to the rescue.

Twelve months after taking charge of an organising committee notorious