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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 [...]

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. said Thursday about 15,000 tourists visited PyeongChang and its adjacent cities via the global room-sharing platform during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which wrapped up last week. The number of travelers who made reservations in Gangwon Province, including the Olympic host town of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east [...]

Ex-U.N. Ambassador Says N. Korea’s Paralympic Participation Can Improve Disability Rights

Ex-U.N. Ambassador Says N. Korea’s Paralympic Participation Can Improve Disability Rights

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Oh Joon, former South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations, said Wednesday he believes North Korea’s participation in the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics can be an opportunity to improve the rights of disabled people. Oh, who served as South Korean representative to the U.N. from 2013 to 2016, made his remarks at the Korea Paralympic Committee International [...]

900 Athletes, Officials Check In to Paralympic Village in PyeongChang

900 Athletes, Officials Check In to Paralympic Village in PyeongChang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Around 900 athletes and officials for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games have already checked in to their living quarters in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, local organizers said Monday. The PyeongChang 2018 organizers said 900 people from 37 countries have already entered the Paralympic Village in PyeongChang, 180 kilometers east of Seoul, for the March 9-18 Paralympic Games. The organizers expect the village to welcome more than 600 people this week, since there are [...]

With Winter Olympics Over, Facility Maintenance the Dilemma Once Again

With Winter Olympics Over, Facility Maintenance the Dilemma Once Again

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – That the Paralympics are scheduled to kick off on March 9 hasn’t stopped Gangwon Province from turning its attention to the issue of Olympics facility maintenance only days after the conclusion of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. On February 27, the Gangwon provincial legislature urged the central government to [...]