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Inspired by Korean Culture, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Paralympics Unveiled

Inspired by Korean Culture, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Paralympics Unveiled

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Medals to be awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Parlympics were unveiled Monday, with a nod to the Korean culture and traditions. The competition’s organizing committee said the Paralympics medals are based on the same design principles of the medals for the Winter Olympics, in that both have been inspired by the Korean culture and its alphabet, hangeul. Lee Suk-woo, a South Korean industrial designer who designed [...]

Park Ji-sung Vows to Develop S. Korea’s Youth Football with European Experience

Park Ji-sung Vows to Develop S. Korea’s Youth Football with European Experience

SUWON, South Korea, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean football icon Park Ji-sung said Friday that he will devote himself to his new job as the chief of the country’s youth football program with his European experience. Park was named the Korea Football Association’s youth strategy department chief last month. It was the first [...]

Game Publishers See AI as Future

Game Publishers See AI as Future

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major game developers are expanding their workforces in artificial intelligence (AI) as they consider the technology as the future of the industry, company officials said Friday. The nation’s longtime online game giant Nexon Korea Co. said that it will expand a department dealing with core technologies [...]

“Figuring Out Your Story” Most Important for Aspiring Content Creators

“Figuring Out Your Story” Most Important for Aspiring Content Creators

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Online content creators have risen in standing as access to high speed internet has become a way of life, to the point where more than a few adolescents consider a future in online broadcasting to be a dream job. However, those in the industry have cautioned against young people [...]

PyeongChang Organizers ‘Respect’ IOC’s ban on Russia from 2018 Olympics

PyeongChang Organizers ‘Respect’ IOC’s ban on Russia from 2018 Olympics

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Wednesday they “respect” the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Russia from the competition over its state-sponsored doping. The IOC’s Executive Board announced in Lausanne, Switzerland, that it would suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) with “immediate effect.” [...]

Surging Interest in Finland After Success of ‘Welcome, First Time in Korea?’

Surging Interest in Finland After Success of ‘Welcome, First Time in Korea?’

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – MBC every1’s hit show Welcome, First Time in Korea?’s ratings hit a record high with the latest episodes featuring Finnish panel members, and viewers are expressing interest in the Nordic country following the program’s success. The latest episode of the variety show garnered an audience of 5 percent, according to [...]