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WADA Decides Not to Reinstate Russia’s Anti-Doping Body

WADA Decides Not to Reinstate Russia’s Anti-Doping Body

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decided not to reinstate Russia’s anti-doping body on Thursday after rejecting its appeal. The WADA Foundation Board endorsed independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC)’s recommendation of not reinstating the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at its meeting in Seoul. The CRC recognized that the RUSADA is [...]

“One Health, New Wave”: 33rd World Veterinary Congress Opens in Incheon

“One Health, New Wave”: 33rd World Veterinary Congress Opens in Incheon

INCHEON, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of veterinarians gathered Monday in Incheon, west of Seoul, to discuss ways to enhance the health of humans, animals and the environment around the world. In a speech opening the 33rd World Veterinary Congress earlier in the day, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said, “The congress will [...]

PyeongChang Olympics to Raise Enough Funds, Boost Economy: Chief Organizer

PyeongChang Olympics to Raise Enough Funds, Boost Economy: Chief Organizer

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will raise more than enough funds to make the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang one of the most successful and well-organized events, the chief of the country’s organizing committee said Thursday.  Lee Hee-beom, a former commerce minister, insisted the 2018 games will also boost the [...]

Interpreter, Most Sought-after Volunteer Job, at PyeongChang Olympics

Interpreter, Most Sought-after Volunteer Job, at PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Thousands are applying to be voluntary workers at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, with fewer than 500 days left before the opening of the winter games, the first of their kind to be hosted in Korea. With the recruitment deadline imminent (September 30), the committee announced that translation work has [...]

Commemorative Coins for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Revealed

Commemorative Coins for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Revealed

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Commemorative coins for the next winter Olympics were unveiled Thursday by the PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee. Manufactured by the state-run Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation, the complete set features two gold coins, eight silver coins and one brass coin. The coins will be sold by 10 financial institutions [...]