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Gangwon Chief Eyes Co-Hosting of Asian Winter Games with N. Korea

Gangwon Chief Eyes Co-Hosting of Asian Winter Games with N. Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The governor of Gangwon Province, where PyeongChang is located, said Saturday he is considering a bid to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games (AWG) with North Korea. “We will start the process (for a feasibility review) soon after the PyeongChang Winter Games,” Gov. Choi Moon-soon said at a press conference in Gangneung, a sub-host city of the PyeongChang Winter [...]

K-pop Forms Bonds Between International Visitors at Olympics

K-pop Forms Bonds Between International Visitors at Olympics

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — An interesting phenomenon took place before the women’s 500-meter short track speed skating final Tuesday night at Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, just east of PyeongChang. The crowd in the arena, which was in a somewhat tense mood between matches, instantly began to stir when the video for Psy’s [...]

Seoul Approves Fund to Pay N. Korea’s Olympic Bills

Seoul Approves Fund to Pay N. Korea’s Olympic Bills

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday approved a plan to use a government fund to support North Korea’s participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, officials said. The South and North Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council passed $2.64 million (2.86 billion won) in spending from the government budget for inter-Korean cooperation to [...]

SNOMED CT Supports Athlete Care at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

SNOMED CT Supports Athlete Care at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

London, United Kingdom, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — SNOMED International announced today that its SNOMED CT global standardized clinical terminology will be used to support athlete care and treatment at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Used in more than 50 countries worldwide, SNOMED CT is an international standard for clinical terminology. It enables the [...]

NBC Olympics Selects Cisco IP Video and Networking Solutions for Its Production of 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

NBC Olympics Selects Cisco IP Video and Networking Solutions for Its Production of 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Cisco to provide IP video contribution and distribution solutions, along with networking and security solutions for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 – February [...]

Hyundai Motor’s Self-Driving Cars Succeed in Trial Run from Seoul to PyeongChang

Hyundai Motor’s Self-Driving Cars Succeed in Trial Run from Seoul to PyeongChang

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s No. 1 carmaker, said Sunday its autonomous vehicles have succeeded in a test drive from Seoul to PyeongChang, an alpine town that is hosting the upcoming Winter Olympics. Hyundai has been expanding its self-driving vehicle program and plans to promote its technology at the [...]