Park Gives Pep Talk on 30-Day Countdown to Olympics

The 30-day countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics began Wednesday and Korean athletes are gearing up to achieve their goals at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

President Park Geun-hye smiles during the lunch with Kim Yu-na (right) and other athletes and coaches at the Taeneung Training Center in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis President Park Geun-hye smiles during the lunch with Kim Yu-na (right) and other athletes and coaches at the Taeneung Training Center in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

President Park Geun-hye visited the Taeneung Training Center on Wednesday and offered words of encouragement to athletes and coaches including figure skater Kim Yu-na, speed skaters Lee Sang-hwa and Mo Tae-bum, and short tracker Shim Suk-hee.

"I hope your hard work and dedication will bear fruit in Sochi," Park said at their lunch meeting.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 09, 2014 12:18 KST