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PyeongChang 2018 Chief Organizer Says 4 Things Led to Successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games

PyeongChang 2018 Chief Organizer Says 4 Things Led to Successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Hee-beom, the president of the PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee, said Wednesday he thinks there were four things that made the Olympic and Paralympic Games successful. The 23rd Winter Olympics were held between Feb. 9 and 25, while the 12th Winter Paralympics were staged between March 9 and 18 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. “International Olympic Committee chief Thomas [...]

Nat’l Hospitality Houses to Promote Culture, Celebrate Athletes During PyeongChang 2018

Nat’l Hospitality Houses to Promote Culture, Celebrate Athletes During PyeongChang 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – For spectators attending the PyeongChang Olympic Games next month, going to sporting events will only be part of the fun. Several participating nations will run Olympic hospitality houses during the Feb. 9-25 competition. Run by national Olympic committees or corporate sponsors, these hospitality houses will promote countries’ cultures and specialty foods. The houses will host watch parties for visitors to cheer on their [...]

PyeongChang 2018 Unveils Podiums, Costumes for Victory Ceremonies

PyeongChang 2018 Unveils Podiums, Costumes for Victory Ceremonies

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean organizers have unveiled the podiums, costumes, music and gifts for medalists on Wednesday that will be used during the victory ceremonies at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) said the victory [...]

Torch Relay for PyeongChang 2018 to Resume Friday Following Deadly Fire

Torch Relay for PyeongChang 2018 to Resume Friday Following Deadly Fire

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The torch relay for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will resume on Saturday, after Friday’s leg was canceled following a deadly fire in its scheduled stop. PyeongChang’s organizing committee earlier scrapped its torch relay in Jecheon, some 170 kilometers southeast of Seoul, for Friday, after a massive fire engulfed [...]

Companies Aim to Boost Sales via Olympics Marketing

Companies Aim to Boost Sales via Olympics Marketing

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Companies in South Korea are stepping up efforts to promote consumption through the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, with the quadrennial event just two months away, industry sources said Wednesday. Corporate sponsors of the Winter Games, which can officially use the images or phrases related to the Olympics, are [...]

President Moon Lends Support to PyeongChang 2018 Ticket Sales

President Moon Lends Support to PyeongChang 2018 Ticket Sales

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in showed off his tickets for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics online on Sunday, lending help to boost ticket sales. Moon appeared on the official website of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, where he has announced some of the lucky ticket holders who upload pictures on the internet might [...]

Olympic Flame Handed Over to South Korean Organizers of PyeongChang 2018

Olympic Flame Handed Over to South Korean Organizers of PyeongChang 2018

ATHENS, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Olympic flame was handed over tothe South Korean organizers of the PyeongChang Winter Games at a ceremony here Tuesday. Spyros Capralos, who leads the Hellenic Olympic Committee, passed the flame to Lee Hee-beom, president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.  Some thousands of guests, including Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos, were in attendance to watch the Olympic flame handover ceremony. This is the [...]

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 Athletes to Volunteer During PyeongChang 2018

South Korean Athletes to Volunteer During PyeongChang 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Some 200 former and current South Korean athletes, including Olympic gold medalists, will volunteer during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, the national Olympic committee said Monday. The Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC) held a launch ceremony for a team of athlete volunteers at the National Training Center in [...]