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S. Korean Gov’t Unveils Sci-fi Promotional Video for PyeongChang Olympics

S. Korean Gov’t Unveils Sci-fi Promotional Video for PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — What does artificial intelligence have to do with the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics? This very question might come to the minds of many people when they watch a new promotional video for the upcoming competition. In the 5-minute video titled “The Last A.I (Join in PyeongChang, Join in Peace),” [...]

Former Footballer Park Ji-sung Becomes First Korean Torchbearer for PyeongChang 2018

Former Footballer Park Ji-sung Becomes First Korean Torchbearer for PyeongChang 2018

OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Football star Park Ji-sung became the first South Korean torchbearer for the PyeongChang Winter Games after receiving the flame from Greek cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis at the Pierre de Coubertin Monument on Tuesday. Park, who starred as a midfielder for Manchester United, said on Tuesday he feels honored to [...]

South Korean Olympic Chief Downplays Security Concerns Ahead of PyeongChang 2018

South Korean Olympic Chief Downplays Security Concerns Ahead of PyeongChang 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean Olympic chief on Monday downplayed security concerns ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, saying countries are unlikely to skip the competition despite rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Lee Kee-heung, head of the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC), said while some countries may have reservations [...]

PyeongChang Artist-in-Residence Program to Start 40-Day Journey

PyeongChang Artist-in-Residence Program to Start 40-Day Journey

SEJONG, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Young promising artists from the countries to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will take part in joint cultural activities under an artist-in-residence program in the alpine town later this week, the event’s organizer said Thursday. Artist-in-residence programs offer artists and other creative professionals to stay and [...]

International Mystery Shoppers to Inspect Restaurants Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

International Mystery Shoppers to Inspect Restaurants Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tourism authorities have launched a special team of mystery shoppers consisting of both South Koreans and foreign nationals in a bid to improve food and service quality ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Korea Tourism Organization announced its decision to deploy mystery shoppers to [...]