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NK Eligible for Olympics Despite Listing As Terror-Sponsoring Nation: IOC

NK Eligible for Olympics Despite Listing As Terror-Sponsoring Nation: IOC

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The International Olympic Committee said North Korea is qualified to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics irrespective of its recent relisting as a terror-sponsoring state by the United States, a U.S. broadcaster reported Thursday. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump put Pyongyang back on the state sponsor of terrorism list in a move to [...]

S. Korea Assures Foreign Diplomats of Security of PyeongChang Olympics

S. Korea Assures Foreign Diplomats of Security of PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea on Friday assured foreign diplomats and executives of foreign companies operating in the country of its efforts to ensure the safety of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefed around 100 diplomats from embassies and business people on the measures being [...]

S. Korea to Use Proceeds of Commemorative Notes for PyeongChang Olympics

S. Korea to Use Proceeds of Commemorative Notes for PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean plans use the proceeds of commemorative notes as operating costs of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, officials said Wednesday. South Korea is set to print 2.3 million special notes whose face value is worth 2,000 won (US$1.70) in November, but retail prices of the notes are set at 8,000 won, according to the Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. Kim Hwa-dong, CEO of the state-run [...]

Couple Promotes PyeongChang Olympics With Recumbent Bicycles

Couple Promotes PyeongChang Olympics With Recumbent Bicycles

GANGWON, SOUTH KOREA, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A married couple in Gangwon Province is helping promote next year’s PyeongChang Olympics by riding a recumbent bicycle at the 52th Gangwondo Sports For All Festival. Cycle travel writer Kim Min-sook, who is also an honorary tourism ambassador for Gangwon Province where she was born, and her [...]