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PyeongChang Winter Olympics Chance to Bring World Together: Melania Trump

PyeongChang Winter Olympics Chance to Bring World Together: Melania Trump

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. First Lady Melania Trump spent time with Korean students on Tuesday at a sports event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Korea to promote physical activity among young girls. She arrived in Korea earlier in the day with her husband President Donald Trump for a two-day state visit [...]

Government Refutes Report Suggesting North Korea Will Participate in Upcoming Olympics

Government Refutes Report Suggesting North Korea Will Participate in Upcoming Olympics

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s unification ministry on Friday dismissed a report that North Korea has notified the global skating body of its intent to take part in the pairs figure skating competition in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. North Korea’s pairs figure skating tandem Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik in September gained [...]

PyeongChang Olympics Expected to Be Boon for S. Korea’s Tourism Industry: Finance Minister

PyeongChang Olympics Expected to Be Boon for S. Korea’s Tourism Industry: Finance Minister

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top economic policymaker said Friday that the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be a boon for the country tourism industry, coupled with recent improvement in relationship with China. “Tourism is an important industry that creates more jobs than other sectors,” Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said in a [...]

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 [...]