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S. Korean Star Kim Yu-na to Watch Figure Skating Event at PyeongChang

S. Korean Star Kim Yu-na to Watch Figure Skating Event at PyeongChang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s figure skating star and Olympic gold medalist Kim Yu-na will watch the ladies singles event at the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games in a bid to encourage her young compatriots, her agency said Tuesday. “As an honorary ambassador, Kim Yu-na will watch the competitions of South [...]

Kim Yu-na Hopes Torch Relay Will Heat Up PyeongChang Olympics Mood

Kim Yu-na Hopes Torch Relay Will Heat Up PyeongChang Olympics Mood

ATHENS, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Figure skating icon Kim Yu-na expressed hopes on Monday that the upcoming relay of the Olympic flame will heat up the mood for the PyeongChang Games. Kim, who won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, arrived in the Greek capital on Sunday as a member of the South Korean delegation that will receive the sacred fire from the Greeks. The [...]

Torch Relay for PyeongChang 2018 to Start in November

Torch Relay for PyeongChang 2018 to Start in November

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The torch relay for the first Winter Olympics in South Korea will begin on the day when the countdown reaches 100 days, the event’s organizers said Monday. The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games said the Olympic flame, as per the 80-year tradition, will be lit in Olympia, Greece, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, on Oct. 24. The flame [...]

Ex-figure Skater Kim Yu-na Donates US$100,000 for Nepal Quake Relief

Ex-figure Skater Kim Yu-na Donates US$100,000 for Nepal Quake Relief

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Former Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na has donated US$100,000 for Nepal earthquake relief, officials said Tuesday. The Korean Committee for UNICEF, a U.N. organization providing aid to children in developing countries, said in a press release that Kim made the donation to help provide food and drinking water to children [...]