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Samsung Questions Sponsorship of Tokyo Olympics amid Cooling Korea-Japan Relations

Samsung Questions Sponsorship of Tokyo Olympics amid Cooling Korea-Japan Relations

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., an official sponsor of the Olympic Games, is at a crossroads as it faces deteriorating Korea-Japan relations and the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Japan’s export restrictions imposed against South Korea and the diplomatic chill since have put pressure on Samsung to withhold from promoting the [...]

Olympic Short Track Leaders Relieved After Competition Ends

Olympic Short Track Leaders Relieved After Competition Ends

GOYANG, South Korea, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The leaders of the South Korean men’s and women’s short track speed skating teams said Wednesday they both felt a sense of relief when the PyeongChang Winter Olympics ended. Kwak Yoon-gy, 26, and Kim A-lang, 22, were the oldest athletes on the men’s and women’s teams at PyeongChang 2018, where South Korea grabbed [...]

Seoul to Operate Free Shuttle Buses during Olympics

Seoul to Operate Free Shuttle Buses during Olympics

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul said Wednesday that it will run free shuttle buses between Seoul and the Olympic towns of PyeongChang and Gangneung during the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Everyone who holds tickets for Olympic events and concerts can use the buses, dubbed “PyeongChang e-Bus,” and make advance reservations, on a first-come-first-served [...]

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 [...]