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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 [...]

Inspired by Korean Alphabet, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Olympics Unveiled

Inspired by Korean Alphabet, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Olympics Unveiled

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Medals to be awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics were unveiled Thursday, with the Korean alphabet hangeul as their motif. Presented at a ceremony simultaneously held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City with President Moon Jae-in in attendance, gold, silver and bronze medals, designed [...]

S. Korea Strives to Make PyeongChang Attractive Tourist City for Olympics

S. Korea Strives to Make PyeongChang Attractive Tourist City for Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — When former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced PyeongChang as the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics six years ago, the small alpine county was an unfamiliar name to almost all people living outside of South Korea. Though already famous in the country for the outstanding [...]

Local Gov’ts All-out to Pitch PyeongChang Games for Tourism

Local Gov’ts All-out to Pitch PyeongChang Games for Tourism

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics just five months away, South Korea’s provincial governments are ramping up efforts to use the quadrennial event as a springboard for luring more foreign tourists. The Winter Games will be held in the alpine county of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, [...]

S. Korea’s Cutting Edge ICT Prowess to be Highlighted at PyeongChang Olympics

S. Korea’s Cutting Edge ICT Prowess to be Highlighted at PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will likely be a showcase of South Korean know-how in state-of-the-art information and communication technology (ICT), with mobile operators and carmakers to highlight their prowess at the world’s biggest winter sports competition. KT Corp., the country’s No. 1 fixed-line Internet operator, will test run [...]

PyeongChang, U.S. Olympic Body Launch Youth Mentorship Program

PyeongChang, U.S. Olympic Body Launch Youth Mentorship Program

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on Tuesday announced their launch of a Korean youth mentorship program. In a statement, the organizations said the goodwill campaign is part of the USOC’s “Thank You, PyeongChang” initiative, designed to “contribute to [...]