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Test events reveal tasks ahead for PyeongChang Games

The ongoing test events for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have been revealing the potential problems of hosting the international event, with organizers working to address them be...

Updated : 2017.02.14 17:46

Int'l skating chief keeps mum on Russian participation in 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  -- The top international skating official on Sunday kept mum on Russia's participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the country still under investigation for ...

Updated : 2017.02.12 19:22

Two Korean aerial skiers call 1st World Cup in PyeongChang big lesson

   PYEONGCHANG (Yonhap) -- Two South Korean male aerial skiers said Friday their first ever International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup has served a good teaching ground ahead of the Winter Olympics next here.   Kim Nam-jeen and Yoon Gi-chan failed to qualify for the men's aerials fin...

Updated : 2017.02.10 19:53

Yuna Kim reveals Olympic torch in countdown to 2018 Games

GANGNEUNG (AP) -- The one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Games began Thursday with Yuna Kim revealing the Olympic torch and organizers opening online ticket reservations.South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and an International Olympic Committee delegation led by Gunilla Lindberg, ...

Updated : 2017.02.09 22:19

S. Korean speed skater surprised with herself after breaking record

GANGNEUNG (Yonhap) -- South Korean speed skater Kim Bo-reum said Thursday she surprised herself by breaking her own national record in the women's 3,000m.Kim finished sixth in the event with a time of 4:03.85 at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Single Distances Speed Skating Cha...

Updated : 2017.02.09 20:40

PyeongChang revs up for Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG -- Traveling east of the megalopolis that is Seoul, one will find the snow-covered PyeongChang-gun.The usually quiet county is now buzzing with anticipation and preparations for the upcomi...

Updated : 2017.02.09 03:17

Countdown clock unveiled for PyeongChang Winter Olympics

A countdown clock for the first Winter Olympics to take place in South Korea was unveiled on Wednesday. Citizens are posing for a photo in front of the countdown clock on Wednesday in Seoul. (Yonhap)T...

Updated : 2017.02.08 21:01

US sports envoy due in S. Korea to promote PyeongChang games

American snowboarder Chloe Kim will visit South Korea next week as a sports envoy for the State Department in a show of U.S. support for the ally's preparations to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.Kim is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Wednesda...

Updated : 2017.02.04 10:30

Nordic combined skier competes with pioneer mindset

South Korean Nordic combined skier Park Je-un said Thursday he will compete with a pioneer mindset, as he is set to face top-class athletes in an upcoming international competition.Park will take part...

Updated : 2017.02.02 20:55

Cutting-edge technologies to greet Winter Olympics visitors

South Korean engineers are preparing to debut a number of cutting-edge technologies and products, some of them unheard of, during next year’s Winter Olympic Games set to take place in the nation’s e...

Updated : 2017.01.24 18:41

Tickets to PyeongChang Winter Games to go on sale next month

Tickets to the first Winter Olympics in South Korea will go on sale when the countdown reaches one year next month, the organizers said Monday.The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games said ticket sales will commence on Feb. 9. It has unveiled a 30-second promotional v...

Updated : 2017.01.23 20:41

PyeongChang Olympics looks to catapult Gangwon tourism

As Korea readies itself to host the country’s first ever Winter Games in Gangwon Province’s PyeongChang in 2018, the organizing committee is placing heavy emphasis on highlighting year-round tourism...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:41

PyeongChang Olympics hope to promote Korea

As the world continues to watch South Korea prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, organizers are hoping the global event will revitalize the economy and promote its advanced technology indust...

Updated : 2016.11.29 16:57

PyeongChang Olympics to raise enough funds, boost economy: chief organizer

South Korea will raise more than enough funds to make the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang one of the most successful and well-organized events, the chief of the country's organizing committee said Thursday.Lee Hee-beom, a former commerce minister, insisted the 2018 games ...

Updated : 2016.11.24 09:55

Kim Yu-na inducted into Korea's sports Hall of Fame

Former Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na was formally inducted into South Korea's sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) already announced last month that Kim, wom...

Updated : 2016.11.23 13:50