2018 Games host Pyeongchang does not expect protests over the practice of eating dog meat, says Games chief Kin Jin-sun
Once more widespread in the country but now far less common, dog meat could be an embarrassing issue for the South Korean Games organisers, raised by foreign media both at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 2002 soccer World Cup.
“There would have been some people eating dog meat back in past days, maybe during the 1988 at the Seoul Olympics but now even around me I do not see anyone eating dog meat,” Kim Jin-sun told news agency reporters.
“It cannot be raised at Games time because there is no practice of eating dogs in Korea,” he said when asked how he would handle the issue.
Eating dog meat will not be issue in Pyeongchang