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Women’s Curlers Olympic Standouts by Convenience Store Sales

Women’s Curlers Olympic Standouts by Convenience Store Sales

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Going by the revenues convenience store chain 7-Eleven pulled in from February 9 through 24 – the dates when key South Korean performances were held at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics – the winter sport category most rooted for was women’s curling. An analysis tracking the fluctuations in sales [...]

“Garlic Girls” Glasses Sold Out

“Garlic Girls” Glasses Sold Out

DAEGU, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Demand for the glasses worn by skip Kim Eun-jung and Kim Seon-young of the South Korean women’s curling team has soared as the popularity of the so-called “Garlic Girls” is reaching ever greater heights thanks to their unexpected success at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Both women wear glasses produced [...]

Poor Showing by Women’s Speed Skating Team Erupts in Factionalism Controversy

Poor Showing by Women’s Speed Skating Team Erupts in Factionalism Controversy

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Moments during and after the South Korean women’s team pursuit quarterfinals performance at the PyeongChang Oympics has sparked an uproar that has yet to settle. Despite finishing seventh out of eight teams that day, the reason for the public outrage has not been the team’s poor record, but what [...]

Cheerleading Teams Hailing from 8 Countries to Arrive in Pyeongchang

Cheerleading Teams Hailing from 8 Countries to Arrive in Pyeongchang

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Numbering around 200 members in total, cheerleading teams from eight different countries are participating in a cheerleading event as part of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. From February 19 through 25, the eight delegations will take turns putting on performances throughout Gangneung and Pyeongchang. In between performances, cheerleading team [...]

North Koreans Love European Football Like Rest of the World

North Koreans Love European Football Like Rest of the World

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The language of European football is not only universal, but apolitical, if the word of Jang Woong, North Korean delegate to the International Olympic Committee is to be believed. Per the KSPU (Korea Sports Press Union), before making an early return to North Korea due to health reasons, Jang [...]

NBC Commentator’s Starbucks Affiliation Leads Some to Consider Boycott

NBC Commentator’s Starbucks Affiliation Leads Some to Consider Boycott

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In an odd unfolding of events, the recent controversy over remarks by dismissed NBC commentator and so-called ‘Asia expert’ Joshua Cooper Ramo may end up pushing South Koreans to choose between love of country or love of Starbucks.  The controversy flared up on February 9, during the NBC broadcast [...]

“Bullet Men” Statues and Human-faced Bird, Surprise Stars of Olympics

“Bullet Men” Statues and Human-faced Bird, Surprise Stars of Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — On a hill leading to the Main Press Centre of the ongoing Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are three statues of naked muscular men with penis-like heads. The phallic statues, officially named “Bullet Men,” by Korean artist Kim Ji-hyun have recently become the talk of the town among [...]