Lee Kun-hee, Former Chairman of Samsung and Friend of Wrestling, Dies at 78
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 14:39 By
SEOUL (October 27) -- Lee Kun-hee, who build Samsung into a global powerhouse in the 1980's and 1990's has died at his home in Seoul. An honorary member of the IOC and UWW, Mr. Lee had a longstanding commitment to international sport.
According to the IOC, Mr. Lee's sport of preference was wrestling and was President (and later Honorary President) of the Korean Amateur Wrestling Federation from 1982 to 1997. He was also a member of the Korean Olympic Committee and later became Vice-President (1993-1996) then Honorary President.
United World Wrestling and the global wrestling family send their thoughts to the family, friends, and colleagues of Mr. Lee.