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S. Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympics Produce a Financial Surplus of At Least US$55 mln

S. Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympics Produce a Financial Surplus of At Least US$55 mln

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics generated a financial surplus of at least US$55 million, the International Olympic Committee has said, citing the head of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee. Lee Hee-beom made the announcement during his final report to the International Olympic Committee session in Buenos Aires. “We congratulate [...]

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones stole the show at the Winter Olympics last month while the lack of local sightseeing options was singled out as one of the drawbacks of the Winter Games held in Pyeongchang, according to a survey of 451 individuals (227 South Koreans, 224 foreigners).  Conducted by the Corea Image [...]

Home-grown Winter Olympics Training Programs Slowly Gain Acceptance

Home-grown Winter Olympics Training Programs Slowly Gain Acceptance

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Domestic efforts to produce effective training solutions for Winter Olympic sports are gradually bearing fruit, cutting into South Korea’s past sole reliance on foreign developers. Researchers at Seoul National University have developed a technology that assists winter athletes in assuming the most effective posture for results by gauging the [...]

S. Korean Female Hockey Players Bid Teary Farewell to N. Korean Teammates

S. Korean Female Hockey Players Bid Teary Farewell to N. Korean Teammates

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea women’s ice hockey players on Monday bid a teary farewell to their North Korean teammates on the unified Korean team for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a day after they marched in together at the closing ceremony. The historic joint hockey team — the first unified Korean squad [...]

S. Korea’s Curling Stone Manufacturer Gains Exposure

S. Korea’s Curling Stone Manufacturer Gains Exposure

GEOCHANG, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With curling enjoying explosive popularity thanks to the exploits of the South Korea women’s Olympics squad, which qualified for the semi-finals with a tournament-leading 8-1 record, a domestic manufacturer of curling stones based in Geochang County is gaining attention. After three years of research, starting this year the Geochang [...]

Dutch skater, Delegation Apologize for Remark on Korea’s Treatment of Dogs

Dutch skater, Delegation Apologize for Remark on Korea’s Treatment of Dogs

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Dutch delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics apologized Thursday over speed skater Jan Blokhuijsen’s controversial remark, apparently targeted at dog meat consumption in South Korea. Leaving a press conference after the Netherlands captured bronze in the men’s team pursuit Wednesday, Blokhuijsen said, “Please treat dogs better in this [...]

Ivanka Trump to Lead U.S. Delegation to Closing of PyeongChang Olympics

Ivanka Trump to Lead U.S. Delegation to Closing of PyeongChang Olympics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, will lead her country’s delegation to the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Sunday, U.S. officials said. Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to the president, will depart Thursday and arrive the following day in South Korea, where she is scheduled [...]

K-pop Forms Bonds Between International Visitors at Olympics

K-pop Forms Bonds Between International Visitors at Olympics

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — An interesting phenomenon took place before the women’s 500-meter short track speed skating final Tuesday night at Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, just east of PyeongChang. The crowd in the arena, which was in a somewhat tense mood between matches, instantly began to stir when the video for Psy’s [...]

Seoul Approves Fund to Pay N. Korea’s Olympic Bills

Seoul Approves Fund to Pay N. Korea’s Olympic Bills

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday approved a plan to use a government fund to support North Korea’s participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, officials said. The South and North Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council passed $2.64 million (2.86 billion won) in spending from the government budget for inter-Korean cooperation to [...]