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Focus on Safety Means Switch to Daytime Trash Collection in Pyeongchang

Focus on Safety Means Switch to Daytime Trash Collection in Pyeongchang

PEONGCHANG, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Pyeongchang-gun in Gangwon Province will have street cleaners work during the daytime starting this year to prevent them from being exposed to various kinds of accidents. Previously, many street cleaners used to begin work before 4 a.m., despite official working hours starting at 6 a.m.. Street cleaners were constantly [...]

S. Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympics Produce a Financial Surplus of At Least US$55 mln

S. Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympics Produce a Financial Surplus of At Least US$55 mln

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics generated a financial surplus of at least US$55 million, the International Olympic Committee has said, citing the head of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee. Lee Hee-beom made the announcement during his final report to the International Olympic Committee session in Buenos Aires. “We congratulate [...]

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones stole the show at the Winter Olympics last month while the lack of local sightseeing options was singled out as one of the drawbacks of the Winter Games held in Pyeongchang, according to a survey of 451 individuals (227 South Koreans, 224 foreigners).  Conducted by the Corea Image [...]

PyeongChang Paralympics Changed Perceptions of Disabled in S. Korea: Official

PyeongChang Paralympics Changed Perceptions of Disabled in S. Korea: Official

PYEONGCHANG, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s disabled sports chief said Sunday the biggest achievement of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics has been changes in public perceptions of the disabled. Lee Myung-ho, who heads the Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC), said he believes the 12th Winter Paralympic Games have changed people’s views of persons with impairments [...]