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Shopping Most Favored Activity by Foreigners During PyeongChang Olympics

Shopping Most Favored Activity by Foreigners During PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Shopping was the most preferred activity by foreigners who came to South Korea during the PyeongChang Olympics earlier this year, excluding visiting or participating in the Winter Games, a government survey showed Wednesday. According to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games International Visitors Survey, 58.3 percent of visitors who were [...]

Samsung Denies Allegation over Lobbying for Hosting PyeongChang Olympics

Samsung Denies Allegation over Lobbying for Hosting PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday denied allegations that it lobbied major officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help South Korea host the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. “The company reviewed everything and legally sponsored the committee, just the same as other general sponsorship agreements it has signed,” the South Korean [...]

Mobile Meal Vouchers Help PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Save Millions

Mobile Meal Vouchers Help PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Save Millions

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The organizers of the PyeongChang Olympics were able to economize nearly 500 million won thanks to mobile meal vouchers. Up to 500,000 meals worth 3.5 billion won were purchased via the digital meal vouchers during the 60 days around the Winter Games, Vendys, the startup company behind the money-saving idea, [...]

Growing Calls to Use Olympic Ice Rink as Indoor Tennis Court

Growing Calls to Use Olympic Ice Rink as Indoor Tennis Court

GANGNEUNG, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Now that the PyeongChang Olympics are in the rearview mirror, some have suggested utilizing one of the main venues as an indoor tennis facility. Speaking to the press, Gangneung Mayor Choi Myeong-hee hinted at plans to revamp the Gangneung Oval – which was originally used for speed skating competitions during [...]

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 [...]

Speed Skater Hospitalized for Psychological Treatment after PyeongChang Olympics

Speed Skater Hospitalized for Psychological Treatment after PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean speed skater Kim Bo-reum, who won silver in the women’s mass start at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, has been hospitalized for psychological treatment, along with her mother, the athlete’s agency said Wednesday. Bravo and New said Kim visited a hospital in her hometown of Daegu on Monday, and a doctor [...]

Team Play Essential in Mass Start Speed Skating, Experts Say

Team Play Essential in Mass Start Speed Skating, Experts Say

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean speed skaters who competed in mass-start races are facing controversy as confused viewers question some athletes’ decision to make sacrifices for other team members, but experts say team play is essential in this type of competition. Speed skaters Lee Seung-hoon and Kim Bo-reum, who won gold and silver [...]

Asia’s Top Olympic Body Says Continent ‘Proud’ of PyeongChang Winter Games

Asia’s Top Olympic Body Says Continent ‘Proud’ of PyeongChang Winter Games

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Asia’s top Olympic body said Tuesday the continent can “feel proud” of PyeongChang’s successful hosting of the Winter Games. In a statement, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), congratulated PyeongChang on its “excellent organization” of the 2018 Winter Olympics, which concluded Sunday. “The whole of Asia can feel proud about the success of the 2018 Winter Olympic Game in Korea,” Sheikh Ahmad [...]