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Figure skaters test the ice in Gangneung
Feb 19, 2017
Mihara Mai of Japan rejoices after she cleared all the elements in the ladies’ free skating event at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017, a test event for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that took place at the Gangneung Ice A...

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Figure skaters amaze fans at pre-Olympic event
Feb 17, 2017
One would think that "Stars on Ice" had come to Gangneung in Gangwon-do Province, one of the three host cities for next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. However, it was even better than that. Figure skating stars are often called the "flowers of t...

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Wintry Pyeongchang heats up with prep for Olympic Games
Feb 13, 2017
On Feb. 10, the temperature plunged to minus 8 C in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, one of the three host cities for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which are just under one year away. The freezing weather, however, couldn’t stop preparatio...

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Dutch win men’s 1,000 m speed skating
Feb 13, 2017
Kjeld Nuis (center) of the Netherlands celebrates on the podium after winning the men's 1,000 m race at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 11. Nuis won ahead of second placed Vincent De Haitr...

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Czechia wins women’s 5,000 m speed skating
Feb 13, 2017
Martina Sablikova (center) of Czechia celebrates on the podium after winning the women’s 5,000 m race at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 11. Sablikova won ahead of second place Claudia Pec...

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Kim Bo-reum wins gold in mass start speed skating
Feb 13, 2017
Kim Bo-reum celebrates her gold medal after the women's mass start speed skating event at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 12.As part of the test events for th...

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Racing for PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Feb 10, 2017
Paralympic cross-country skier Seo Borami competes in the 14th National Para Games 3 km biathlon sprint finals at the Alpensia Biathlon Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 8. In the lead up to the test events for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games i...

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Olympic torch starts one-year countdown to PyeongChang ...
Feb 10, 2017
It’s only 364 days until next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games! In just under one year, the global winter sports festival will get started in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The one-year countdown for the Winter Olympic Games officially start...

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PyeongChang unveils Winter Olympic torch inspired by wh...
Feb 09, 2017
The organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday unveiled the torch inspired by traditional Korean white porcelain. The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) unveiled the torch at a press conference before ce...

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Countdown clock unveiled for PyeongChang Winter Olympic...
Feb 09, 2017
Participants celebrate the start of a countdown clock for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games in front of Seoul City Hall on Feb. 8On the evening of Feb. 8, one day before "G-1," the one-year countdown for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, an unveiling cere...