Search in
ADD SEARCH FILTER CANCEL SEARCH FILTER

Digital Archive International History Declassified

August 06, 1988

LETTER FROM UN YONG KIM, PRESIDENT OF GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS (GAISF) TO THE PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)

CITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
  • Citation

    get citation

    Letter from IOC Member, Dr. Un Yong Kim, to IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, on airspace and flight plans for the 1988 Olympic Games.
    "Letter from Un Yong Kim, President of General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) to the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC)," August 06, 1988, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, International Olympic Committee Archives (Switzerland), SEOUL’ 88, POLITICAL MATTERS 1988-89; SEOUL ’88/ POLITIQUE (JANVIER – JUILLET). Obtained for NKIDP by Sergey Radchenko. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113538
  • share document

    https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113538

VIEW DOCUMENT IN

ENGLISH (TRANSCRIPTION) HTML

Dr. Un Yong Kim
MEMBER
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
635 YUKSAM-DONG, KANGNAM-KU
SEOUL, KOREA 135
TEL: 553-3616
CITIUS ALTIUS FORTIUS TLX: K28870WTFED
FAX: 82-02-553-4728

H.E. Juan Antonio Samaranch August 6, 1988
President
Chateau de Vidy
CH-1007 Lausanne
Your Excellency,

Your outstanding leadership and dedication have made planning and implementation of projects for the Seoul Olympics possible. There are still a number of subjects awaiting your able hand for solution.

I wrote, after President Choong Kun CHO of the Korean Air has visited Moscow to meet the authorities of the USSR last week, to my colleague in USSR, and the copy of the letter is attached hereto. As the letter is self-explanatory, there will be a number of the Olympic participants who will fly by Korean Air from Europe to Korea. Due to lack of privilege to overfly the airspace of USSR, namely Siberian route, those flying by Korean Air will be penalized by longer flight, an additional five to six hours compared to those flying other airlines via Siberian route.

Soliciting your personal interest and assistance in this matter, I would like to request you to write to President of USSR Olympic Committee in support of my letter as attached.

Your favorable consideration and prompt action will be much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Un Yong KIM
IOC member

AGFIS
Association Généralé
Des Federations Internationales de Sports Page 2….

GAISF
General Association
Of International Sports Federation

Siége administratil
Headquarters 7, Bd de Suisse
Monte-Carlo
MC 9800 Monaco
Tél. 33 + 93 50 74 13
Télex AGFIMO 479455MC
Tfax 33 + 93 25 28 73

CONSEIL/COUNCIL

PRESIDENT

UN YONG KIM

Vice-Président

TAMAS AJAN
IWF Secrétaire Général
IWF Secretary General
(Weightlilting – Hallérophilie)

Secrétaire Général
Secretary General

LUC NIGGLI

Membres
Members

FRANCESCO
GNECCHI-RUSCONE
FITA Président
(Tr à l’Arc – Archery)

ROBERT J. HELMICK
FINA President
(Nalation – Swimming)

GIAN FRANCO KASPER
FIS Secrétaire Général
FIS Secretary General
(Ski – Skiing)

ISIDRO OLIVERAS
UMSN Président

CRAIG REEDIE
IBF Honrary Life Vice-President

HORST SCHREIBER
UIT Secrétaire Général

FRITZ WIDMER
FEI Secrétaire Général
FEI Secretary General
(Equilation – Equestrian)


It should be noted that participants from East European countries will also be transported by those flights.

I again solicit your prompt action and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
Un Yong KIM
GAISF President

Attached: Planned KAL Flights
For Olympic Athletes

Président

Dr. Un Yong Kim
637 Yuksamdong
Kangnamku
Seoul (135), Korea
Tel. B2 + 2/566 2505
Tlx 28870 WTFED K
Tfax 82 + 2/553 4728
Vice- Président

Dr. Tamas Ajan
Pt 164
1374 Budapest, Hongrie
Tel: 36 + 1/311162/318153
Tlx: 227553 OTSH H
A T T A C H E D

PLANNED KAL FLIGHTS FOR OLYMPIC ATHLETES

1. FROM EUROPE TO SEOUL (16 FLIGHTS)
01) 01 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
02) 03 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
03) 05 SEP 88 KE 906 FRA/SEL B747
04) 06 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
05) 08 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
06) 10 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
07) 12 SEP 88 KE 906 FRA/SEL B747
08) 13 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
09) 13 SEP 88 KE 9023 PAR/SEL B747
10) 15 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
11) 15 SEP 88 KE 9023 PAR/SEL B747
12) 17 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
13) 19 SEP 88 KE 906 FRA/SEL B747
14) 20 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
15) 22 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747
16) 24 SEP 88 KE 902 PAR/SEL B747

2. FROM SEOUL TO EUROPE (10 FLIGHTS)
01) 18 SEP 88 KE 905 SEL/FRA B747
02) 23 SEP 88 KE 901 SEL/PAR B747
03) 25 SEP 88 KE 901 SEL/FRA B747
04) 26 SEP 88 KE 901 SEL/PAR B747
05) 28 SEP 88 KE 901 SEL/PAR B747
06) 30 SEP 88 KE 901 SEL/PAR B747
07) 02 OCT 88 KE 905 SEL/FRA B747
08) 02 OCT 88 KE 9013 SEL/PAR B747
09) 03 OCT 88 KE 901 SEL/PAR B747
10) 04 OCT 88 KE 913 SEL/PAR B747