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Athletes' dreams, visions for PyeongChang
Jul 25, 2011
Korea’s 4-man bobsleigh team led by Kang Kwang-bae, right, competes in the World Cup in Igles, Austria in the 2009-10 season. / Korea Times filePyeongChang is a small largely unknown town in Gangwon Province. When it first announced its bid to host the Winter Olympics, most forei...


Daegu ready to host World Championships in Athletics
Jul 13, 2011
The 2011 World Championships in Athletics, which will be held from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, is less than 50 days away. The event, which is organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), is considered among the world’s top sporting events, al...


2018 Winter Olympics awarded to Pyeongchang
Jul 07, 2011
After twelve years of work to host the Winter Olympics, the city of Pyeongchang in Gangwon Province finally heard its name called by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge. The city, which lost two past bids to Vancouver and Sochi, was chosen over Munich and Anne...


Pyeongchang learns its Olympic destiny on July 6
Jul 06, 2011
July 6 is a day that has been a long time coming for Pyeongchang, currently vying against Munich and Annecy to host the Winter Olympics in 2018. The Korean candidate city has submitted its third consecutive bid, making substantial efforts in the run-up to the International Olympi...

President Lee talks to foreign press about Pyeongchang ...
Jul 05, 2011
President Lee arrived in Durban on July 4 to promote Pyeongchang’s bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, and held an interview with five foreign press agencies, including the AP, AFP and Reuters. During the interview, Lee talked at length about preparations for the 2018 Winter Ol...

President Lee holds Pyeongchang strategy meeting
Jul 04, 2011
President Lee Myung-bak, currently visiting South Africa, held a strategy meeting on July 3 on the bid to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. During the meeting, President Lee emphasized the importance of small details in the final pitch for the games, urging those...

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Incheon Asian Games ma...
Jul 01, 2011
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 28 in Yeonhui-dong, Incheon, for the construction of the main stadium for the Incheon Asian Games in 2014.  Nearly 1,000 people attended the ceremony, including Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Choung Byoung-gug, and Incheon’...

Seoul, Busan to support Daegu IAAF World Championships
Jun 23, 2011
Ticket sales for the 2011 Daegu International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships are going well, according to the Organizing Committee for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. The committee reported that as of June 12, more than 270,000 tickets fo...

2011 Seoul World Ssireum Championship kicks off
Jun 23, 2011
(Photo: the previous event of the World Ssireum Federation)The World Ssireum Federation is hosting the "2011 Seoul World Ssireum Championship" from June 22 to 24 at the Seoul Amusement Yard in Jamsil.Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Sports P...

Pyeongchang ready for Durban countdown
Jun 21, 2011
Pyeongchang will learn the results of twelve years of preparation to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in two weeks time, during the 123rd International Olympic Committee (IOC) general assembly in Durban, South Africa. Pyeongchang’s bid committee remains focused o...