Samsung Chief to Miss Sochi Olympics

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Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee will not attend the Sochi Winter Olympics that kick off this week, a company spokesman said Monday, even though he is a member of the International Olympic Committee.

The last time Lee missed the Olympics was in 2008, when a team of special prosecutors investigated the conglomerate. He has been an IOC member since 1996.

Lee is apparently missing out for health reasons. In recent years, he has spent winters in warm places like Hawaii and Okinawa. He has reportedly been in Hawaii since early January. / Feb. 04, 2014 12:52 KST