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Coca-Cola, KT Named Sustainability Partners for PyeongChang 2018

Coca-Cola, KT Named Sustainability Partners for PyeongChang 2018

SEOUL, July 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Coca-Cola and KT have been named the first sustainability partners for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the event’s organizers said Monday. The PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee noted that Coca-Cola is undertaking a water quality project in the PyeongChang area, and that KT, PyeongChang’s local telecommunications partner, is seeking to [...]

New Training Center for National Team Athletes to Open in October

New Training Center for National Team Athletes to Open in October

JINCHEON, South Korea, July 6 (Yonhap) – A new training center for South Korea national team athletes will officially open in October, the country’s top sports body said Thursday. The Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC) said the construction of the Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province, is currently 89 percent complete [...]

Test Events for PyeongChang 2018

Test Events for PyeongChang 2018

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – With a little over a year left until the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, several test events will be taking place in the coming weeks.  There will be a total of 14 events hosted in 14 different disciplines until April 8, which will feature the participation of 1,515 athletes and [...]

Korea Establishes New Village of Traditional Houses

Korea Establishes New Village of Traditional Houses

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A new Hanok (traditional house) village will be completed Wednesday near Ojukheon, a major tourist destination in South Korea’s eastern port city of Gangneung.  Dubbed the Gangneung Ojuk Hanok Village, it will feature 19 traditional houses with 32 rooms, allowing visitors to experience traditional culture activities, including [...]

Promotion Represents Biggest Challenge for PyeongChang Winter Olympics: IOC

Promotion Represents Biggest Challenge for PyeongChang Winter Olympics: IOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member said Friday the biggest challenge facing PyeongChang, host of the 2018 Winter Games, is promoting the event across the world.  The IOC’s Coordination Commission on PyeongChang, headed by Gunilla Lindberg, wrapped up its seventh visit Friday. Having held meetings with [...]

Interpreter, Most Sought-after Volunteer Job, at PyeongChang Olympics

Interpreter, Most Sought-after Volunteer Job, at PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Thousands are applying to be voluntary workers at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, with fewer than 500 days left before the opening of the winter games, the first of their kind to be hosted in Korea. With the recruitment deadline imminent (September 30), the committee announced that translation work has [...]