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Moon Says PyeongChang Olympics Will Lead to Improved Inter-Korean Ties

Moon Says PyeongChang Olympics Will Lead to Improved Inter-Korean Ties

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday that North Korea’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games here will help improve inter-Korean ties. “We have great expectations for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, and the stars of the PyeongChang Olympics are you athletes,” the president said during his first visit to the National Training Center in Jincheon, located 90 kilometers south of Seoul. [...]

Korea Post to Release PyeongChang Paralympics Stamps this Week

Korea Post to Release PyeongChang Paralympics Stamps this Week

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Post said Wednesday it will begin selling commemorative stamps for the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics later this week. A total of 800,000 copies of 10 stamps will be sold with the PyeongChang Paralympics mascot Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear, appearing on the stamps doing alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, [...]

Baseball Commissioner Named New Head of Pro Sports Association

Baseball Commissioner Named New Head of Pro Sports Association

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of the country’s top baseball league was named the new president of the national professional sports association on Tuesday. Chung Un-chan, commissioner of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), was appointed the second president of the Korea Professional Sports Association (KPSA). The KPSA was formed in November 2015, [...]

Shinhan Bank to Sponsor Top Baseball League for 3 Seasons

Shinhan Bank to Sponsor Top Baseball League for 3 Seasons

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Shinhan Bank, one of South Korea’s largest lenders, will serve as the title sponsor for the nation’s top professional baseball league over the next three seasons. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced its three-year partnership with Shinhan on Monday. The amount of the sponsorship fee and the new league emblem will be unveiled at a signing ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday. Shinhan Bank also owns a [...]