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S. Korea to Promote Local Foods during Rio Olympics

S. Korea to Promote Local Foods during Rio Olympics

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will promote Korean traditional foods during the Summer Olympics in Brazil through promotional events and online sales to expand their presence on the global stage, the government said Friday.  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it will set up a promotional booth, called the [...]

Korean University Students Interact with Brazilian Youth as Rio 2016 Kicks Off

Korean University Students Interact with Brazilian Youth as Rio 2016 Kicks Off

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “It took me 14 hours to get to L.A.,” said 17-year-old Conny, who flew all the way from her home in Argentina for the annual K-pop convention KCON that took place in Los Angeles last weekend.  The popularity of Korean culture has grown considerably in South America over the past [...]

Samsung Unveils Olympics App

Samsung Unveils Olympics App

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s top smartphone maker, has unveiled the official application of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with the start of the quadrennial premier sports event just days away, industry sources said Wednesday.  Samsung, also the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category at [...]

South Korea’s Mosquito-Proof Uniforms for Rio 2016 in the Limelight

South Korea’s Mosquito-Proof Uniforms for Rio 2016 in the Limelight

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Summer Olympics is just three days away, and amid the Zika scare that still lingers among athletes and visiting sports fans, South Korea’s mosquito-proof uniforms are attracting foreign media attention.  CNN introduced the uniforms Monday, commenting that “South Korea is taking precautions to protect its athletes at the [...]

Samsung’s Latest Limited Edition Smartphone Falls Flat

Samsung’s Latest Limited Edition Smartphone Falls Flat

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of Samsung’s latest special edition smartphone, the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition, have failed to meet the success of previous limited edition Galaxy models. In fact, the phone was met with mixed reviews from consumers, who fervently sought out Samsung’s previous limited models like the Batman-themed [...]

Amid Zika Scare, S. Korea Sends Largest Medical Team

Amid Zika Scare, S. Korea Sends Largest Medical Team

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will be sending its largest medical team to a multisport competition at this year’s Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, hoping to keep its athletes healthy amid the Zika virus scare, pollution problems and security challenges.  The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) said Friday it has put together a [...]