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Pyeongchang spreads message of harmony for all
Feb 06, 2013
The Special Olympics in Pyeongchang ended with a message of hope and harmony between intellectually disabled and non-disabled around the globe. The closing ceremony of the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 took place on February 5 at Yongpyong Dome in Gangneung...


‘Special Hands’ extends to seven countries
Feb 05, 2013
The athletes cross the finish line during the cross country running event on January 30, the first day of the Special Olympics (photo: Jeon Han). With around 3,000 participants from 106 countries, the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 are now in full swing. A s...

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Germany takes interests in Special Olympics
Jan 30, 2013
The German government and media have taken great interest in the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 to be held in South Korea between January 29 and February 5. One hundred German athletes will participate in the event in Pyeongchang and Gangneung, both in Gangw...


2013 Special Olympics make history in Pyeongchang
Jan 30, 2013
The international winter sporting event for people with intellectual disabilities, the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 has unveiled its curtain at last. Under the theme of harmony and co-existence, the opening ceremony was held at Yongpyong Dome in Gangneung,...


Athletes gear up for PyeongChang Special Olympics 2013
Jan 25, 2013
With less than a week left to the opening of the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013, the delegation of Korean athletes attended a special gathering at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul on January 24. In a display of confidence, the special event was crowded ...


Art Link Project links the disabled with society
Jan 24, 2013
The Special Olympics World Winter Games, a symbolic event for athletes with intellectual disabilities, is just five days away. But the athletes are not the only beneficiaries of the sporting event. A number of side events planned by the Special Olympics Organizing Committee provi...


Torch run begins in Seoul
Jan 24, 2013
The Olympic torch arrived in Gwanghwamun, downtown Seoul, on January 23 ahead of the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013. A large crowd gathered at the venue despite the cold weather. The ceremony attendees included Chairwoman Na Kyung-won of the Organizing Commi...


Team Korea pledges a victory at WBC
Jan 23, 2013
With the third World Baseball Classic a little more than a month away, Team Korea is already gearing up for its revenge against Japan for their runner-up finish in 2009. Korea said it is aiming for victory this time. “I will guarantee that Korea will be full of the sounds of hear...


Torch for PyeongChang World Winter Special Olympics 201...
Jan 18, 2013
The Olympic torch for the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 has been lit in Athens, Greece ahead of the games in Korea. On January 17, 30 ancient Greek high priestesses, including 15 with intellectual disabilities, performed a splendid group dance and the flame...


A ten-thousand-won bill brings happiness
Jan 16, 2013
Chairwoman of the Special Olympics Organizing Committee Na Kyung-won, Minister Choe Kwang-shik of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and others involved in the upcoming event take part in the PR campaign held at Seoul Plaza on January 14 for the success of the Special Olympics, chantin...