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Lee Seung Gi chosen as Torchbearer for 2012 London Olympics


Lee Seung Gi will head to London in June.

Lee Seung Gi will be one of the torch runners for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Samsung Electronics is sponsoring the Olympic torch relay and Lee Seung Gi, who has been endorsing Samsung products for a long time has been selected as a torch runner.

Lee Seung Gi is an entertainer who enjoys popularity among different age groups regardless of gender. Lee Seung Gi’s appeal has helped increase the popularity of the Samsung brand. Lee Seung Gi’s management company did not elaborate relaying, “It’s true that it was suggested but the details have not been discussed.” It appears Lee Seung Gi will be leaving for London in June. Samsung Electronics is also planning on including participation by some of the average citizens as well for the torch relay.

Actress Han Ga In, who is enjoying much popularity currently for her role as Yeon Woo on MBC’s ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’, has also been mentioned as a candidate for the torch relay but due to schedule conflicts will not be participating. Han Ga In has been also a great force behind the popularity of Samsung Electronics products with her endorsement.

Lee Seung Gi is truly a sought after man in every way these days.

Lee Seung Gi finished the last pre-recording of ’1 Night 2 Days’ last month and the last pre-recording of ‘Strong Heart’ which he has been MC’ing solo since Kang Ho Dong left will take place on march 15th relaying the role to the MC’s to follow.

Lee Seung Gi will play the male lead on the new MBC drama ‘The King 2hearts’ to premier on March 21st, wrapping up in May. After the drama ends, Lee Seung Gi is planning to fully initiate his promotions in Japan. Leaving the various variety programs that he was on for years now, Lee Seung Gi will be working as an actor and a singer to become the ‘New Hallyu Star’.

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate
Translation: kpopfever


2 comments on “Lee Seung Gi chosen as Torchbearer for 2012 London Olympics

  1. Wohhhh! Seung Gi!! I can’t help singing ‘Losing my mind’. Go hwaiting!!!

  2. I appreciate, lead to I discovered just what I was having a look for. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

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