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Pyeongchang supporters sing for 2018 Olympic bid
May 17, 2011
On May 14, thousands of supporters gathered at Seoul Plaza to attend the event organized in support of Pyeongchang’s third bid for the Winter Olympic Games (Photo: Yonhap News)On May 14, thousands of Korean citizens and foreign supporters gathered to sing along with a choir in su...

Olympic champion Kim Yu-na to support Pyeongchang for 2...
May 12, 2011
Olympics gold medalist Kim Yu-na recently stepped up her promotional activities for Pyeongchang's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Following her silver medal performance last April at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Kim per...

IOC Evaluation Commission praises Pyeongchang
May 12, 2011
On May 10, the International Olympic Committee issued a report from the IOC 2018 Evaluation Commission, a technical analysis elaborating on the three official candidate cities vying for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games: Munich, Annecy and Pyeongchang. The report was b...

Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting 2011 begins on May 12
May 12, 2011
The seventh Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting 2011 will open on May 12 in Daegu, the third largest city in Korea.This year’s event is considered a test match for the upcoming International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics 2011, which will...

Gyeongju welcomes athletes, tourists to World Taekwondo...
Apr 29, 2011
The city of Gyeongju will bustle with overseas athletes from around the world as it hosts Gyeongju World Taekwondo Championships 2011 from April 28 to May 6. (For more information about the event in English or Korean, click here) This is the sixth time for Korea to host the ...

Korea Cup Yacht Race ad in WSJ
Apr 28, 2011
Korean singer Kim Jang-hoon placed an advertisement in the April 26 edition of the Wall Street Journal for the 2011 Korea Cup International Yacht Race. Kim arranged the event in a bid to promote Dokdo Island's status as South Korean territory. (Photo: Yonhap News)By Cindy Ji-Eon ...

Pyeongchang favored for Winter Olympics
Apr 13, 2011
Pyeongchang was judged to have a higher possibility to win its bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2018 than Annecy, France or Munich, Austria, following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit, according to a report released by GamesBids.com. (Click ...

Daegu International Marathon to take place on April 10
Apr 06, 2011
(Photo: 2010 Daegu International Marathon)The 2011 Daegu International Marathon, sponsored by the city of Daegu and the Korea Association of Athletics Federations (KAAF), will take place on April. 10. The race starts at Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, and has 15,000 registered parti...

Posters for 2014 Incheon Asian Games
Apr 01, 2011
The official posters for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games were released by the Incheon Asian Games organizing committee on March 31. The posters portray athletes participating in many of the sports that will be part of the games, which will run from September 19 to October 4, 2014, i...

Pyeongchang tops online Olympic bid index
Mar 24, 2011
Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, recieved the top score among candidate cities for the Winter Olympics 2018, according to a report on March 16.In the Olympic Bid Power Index of "Around the Rings," an Internet Olympic-news site, Pyeongchang topped the rankings with a total score of ...