Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 31, 2009

Michelle Kwan will visit Korea for the U.S. Department of State from January 3-9, 2010. This will be the figure skating champion’s fifth tour in her role as a public diplomacy envoy under the auspices of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

During the seven day trip, Michelle will visit Seoul, Pyeongchang and Goyang. She will participate in a roundtable discussion with university students, visit several high schools, conduct skating clinics, participate in a Special Olympics program and meet with U.S. Forces Korea on the Yongsan Military Garrison.

For more information on this program, please contact Darlene Kirk at 202-203-7616, or Brian Gibel at the U.S. Embassy Seoul, 82-2-397-4723,

PRN: 2009/1321