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S. Korean Olympic Official Denies Charge over Winter Games Bid - 2003-07-06

International Olympic Committee vice president Kim Un-yong of South Korea has denied campaigning against his country's bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Opposition lawmaker, Kim Yong-hak accused Kim Un-yong of lobbying against the South Korean city of Pyeongchang's bid, claiming that Kim Un-yong believed the IOC would not give both the Olympics and the IOC vice presidency to the same country.

The accusation came Wednesday, after Pyeongchang lost to Vancouver, Canada in the IOC's vote for the host of the 2010 Games.

But Kim Un-yong denied the allegations, saying he did not campaign for the vice presidency before Pyeongchang was eliminated. He also said he had decided to run for the vice presidency to help his country's 2014 Winter Olympics bid.