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Record Number of Anti-doping Tests Conducted During PyeongChang 2018: IOC

Record Number of Anti-doping Tests Conducted During PyeongChang 2018: IOC

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Wednesday that a record number of anti-doping tests were conducted during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month. The IOC said 3,149 tests were carried out, making it “the most robust anti-doping program in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.” It said [...]

Olympic Committee Hopeful PyeongChang Olympic Tickets Will Sell Out

Olympic Committee Hopeful PyeongChang Olympic Tickets Will Sell Out

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The organizing body of the PyeongChang Olympics has said around 74 percent of tickets for the upcoming Winter Games have been sold thus far. Speaking to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, who arrived in South Korea today, Lee Hee-bum, who heads the organizing committee, said ticket sales for [...]

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.” [...]

Only Two Months Away, A Look at the Troubles Facing the PyeongChang Olympics

Only Two Months Away, A Look at the Troubles Facing the PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – February 2, the kick-off date of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, is fast approaching, leaving the organizing committee with a shrinking window to come up with solutions to problems that are for the most part out of their control. The first blow was delivered in September by the NHL, [...]

NK Eligible for Olympics Despite Listing As Terror-Sponsoring Nation: IOC

NK Eligible for Olympics Despite Listing As Terror-Sponsoring Nation: IOC

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The International Olympic Committee said North Korea is qualified to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics irrespective of its recent relisting as a terror-sponsoring state by the United States, a U.S. broadcaster reported Thursday. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump put Pyongyang back on the state sponsor of terrorism list in a move to [...]

History Awaits as S. Korea Readies for Largest-ever Taekwondo Worlds

History Awaits as S. Korea Readies for Largest-ever Taekwondo Worlds

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The upcoming taekwondo world championships in South Korea will be a historic one on many levels, as the organizers prepare for the largest competition to date. The 2017 World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Taekwondo Championships will take place in Muju, some 240 kilometers south of Seoul from June 24 [...]