Actor Jang Geun Suk is a man of his word! On Saturday, he treated 2,018 fans to a Paralympic ice hockey game, just as he had promised at the beginning of the Olympic season. He chose to watch the Paralympics because “[The] Paralympics aren’t as popular as the Olympics…but they are as passionate and competitive as the Olympics. I made it a point to watch the Paralympics so that hopefully more people can be interested in them,” the Daebak actor said.

Geun Suk and his 2,018 fans watched a Korea versus Japan preliminary round game at the Gangneung Hockey Centre Saturday afternoon. Before the game, he told the reporters, “Because I’m Korean, I’ll root for the Korean team, but I’ll also applaud the Japanese team." The Korean team won the game, 4-1.

It’s interesting that Geun Suk chose to watch the Korea versus Japan game, because many of his fans are from Japan. On New Year’s Day, 2018, he ran an ad in a Japanese newspaper to promote the winter Olympics and Paralympics, saying, “Let’s meet in Korea in 2018,” with a photo of himself. Last year, Geun Suk ranked as the favorite Korean actor by the Japanese.

Geun Suk has been deeply involved as the official ambassador of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. He loves to ski and snowboard, but would like to challenge himself to alpine ski.

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