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Naver, Kakao to Release English Map Apps Ahead of Upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Naver, Kakao to Release English Map Apps Ahead of Upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean internet companies Naver and Kakao are planning to release English versions of their map apps in anticipation of the increased influx of foreign tourists for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. According to market analysis by media company Wiseapp, Naver Map leads the field with 8.08 million [...]

Football Legend Park Ji-sung Named Honorary Ambassador for PyeongChang 2018

Football Legend Park Ji-sung Named Honorary Ambassador for PyeongChang 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean football legend Park Ji-sung will be named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, the event’s organizers said Wednesday. PyeongChang’s organizing committee said Park’s appointment ceremony will take place in Seoul on Friday. Park was one of South Korea’s most iconic football stars until his [...]

Agreement Reached on Inter-Korean Taekwondo Team at 2018 Winter Olympics

Agreement Reached on Inter-Korean Taekwondo Team at 2018 Winter Olympics

MUJU, South Korea, June 30 (Yonhap) – Two international organizations for the Korean martial art of taekwondo have agreed to hold a joint performance during next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, the sport’s top official said Friday. Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), said his organization and the North Korea-led International [...]

S. Korea to Monitor Big State Projects in Real Time for Anti-Corruption Drive

S. Korea to Monitor Big State Projects in Real Time for Anti-Corruption Drive

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn vowed Tuesday to monitor big state projects in real-time in the latest of South Korea’s efforts to preemptively root out corruption. Projects that will be subjected to the government’s real-time monitoring include preparation for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the creation of a science [...]