Among the many media stories about JKS's Torch Relay Run, Soompi (which historically ignores his activites) published this online article highlighting Keun Suk shi's #Olympic Relay Run and his activities in promoting the #PyongChang2018 #Olympics and #Paralympics. Granted the translations that Soompi used have some grammatical/punctuation errors, but still the article is accurate.
Jang Geun Suk was the latest celebrity to run with the Olympic torch as a promotional ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
On January 29, the torch relay continued in Chuncheon, the capital city of Gangwon Province. The event started in the early hours of the day and Jang Geun Suk was the last runner of the day.
#2018평창 홍보대사 #장근석? 수많은 인파 속에서 #춘천 을 환하게 밝혔습니다? The iconic actor of the ‘Korean Wave’ #JangKeunSuk is the Honorary Ambassador of #PyeongChang2018 and #Gangwondo ? Today, he lights up #Chuncheon night skies as the torchbearer! ??#JKS #AsiaPrince pic.twitter.com/Zv85LtfL7N— PyeongChang 2018 (@pyeongchang2018) January 29, 2018
Have a look at photos from yesterday's relay where the flame brightened up the roads and put a smile on people’s faces ??이른 새벽, 어둠을 밝히며 솟아오른 환한 불꽃 기둥과 활기차게 달려준 주자들까지 사진으로 만나보아요!? #JangKeunSuk #PyeongChang2018 #torchrelay #Chuncheon pic.twitter.com/eSzIceznNp— PyeongChang 2018 (@pyeongchang2018) January 30, 2018
According to the official Twitter account for the PyeongChang Olympics, the livestream of the torch relay cut off when it was Jang Geun Suk’s turn due to many fans who tuned in to watch the star. The account uploaded a video of Jang Geun Suk participating in the torch relay surrounded by fans, residents, and security guards.
Our last torchbearer of the evening was our #PyeongChang2018 Honorary Ambassador #JangKeunSuk. Although our live streaming service was down due to so many people accessing it at the same time, don't worry! ?? #JKS #AsiaPrince #OlympicTorchRelay #torchrelay pic.twitter.com/DyMrZUI1oq— PyeongChang 2018 (@pyeongchang2018) January 30, 2018
Jang Geun Suk also posted a selfie of himself dressed in the torchbearer uniform and thanked his fans for joining him. He wrote, “Out of all of the days, it was such a cold day. I will not forget those the Jang Uhs [fans] who came and waited for a long time to cheer for me. Thank you. But this hat…it’s not easy [to pull off]…Let’s go!!!!”
Jang Geun Suk has been actively promoting the Games as the officially appointed promotional ambassador of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, PyeongChang Paralympics, and Gangwon Province. The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will begin on February 9 and end on February 25.