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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 [...]

PyeongChang Olympics Economic Boon for Host S. Korea

PyeongChang Olympics Economic Boon for Host S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — With less than 200 days remaining before the start of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, South Korea is going all-out to make the event a successful endeavor for the host country, with the economic benefits being at the forefront of things being keenly considered. Earlier, Lee Hee-beom, the chief [...]

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 [...]