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Freestyle skiing, snowboard test events for PyeongChang...
Feb 08, 2017
Freestyle skiing and snowboard test events for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be staged this week, as South Korean athletes eye strong finishes at home before the quadrennial competition. The organizers said two International Ski Federation (FIS) competitions will...

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One year to go until PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Feb 08, 2017
As of today, we have exactly one year until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The global winter sporting event will be held in Pyeongchang, Jeongseon and Gangneung, all in Gangwon-do Province, from Feb. 9 to 25, 2018.   In preparation for the wint...

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Speed skaters jostle for pole position in 2018
Feb 08, 2017
The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, a test event for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, will pit 317 speed skaters from 24 countries against each other at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province. The competition will run from F...

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Naturalized athletes set to compete for S. Korea at Pye...
Feb 08, 2017
Don't be surprised when a blond haired, blue-eyed Westerner races for South Korea at the upcoming Winter Olympics. That's because more than 10 naturalized athletes are ready to compete under the South Korean flag when the Winter Games are staged in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, ...

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Korean-American snowboarding phenom looking forward to ...
Feb 08, 2017
Chloe Kim, a Korean-American snowboarding phenom, said Tuesday she is looking forward to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics because it'll be "special" for her to compete in her parents' land. Kim, 16, is in South Korea as a sports envoy for the U.S. State Department and to comp...

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PyeongChang in final stretch of venue construction for ...
Feb 08, 2017
Construction of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic venues has entered the home stretch as some of the newly created facilities are set to welcome visitors this year by hosting test events. A dozen venues -- seven for sports on snow and five for events on ice -- will be used duri...

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Jonathan Bennett, U-Kiss's Eli to host NBC's PyeongChan...
Feb 07, 2017
U.S. television network NBC has hired actor Jonathan Bennett and Eli of South Korean pop group U-Kiss to promote the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to American viewers, officials said Monday. NBC, the official American broadcaster of the upcoming games in South Korea, began fil...

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Olympians race through Pyeongchang snowfields
Feb 06, 2017
A total of 34 cross-country skiers from 13 countries sprint from the starting line in the women’s skiathlon finals at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup at the Alpensia Cross-Country Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 4. The competition was held as part of test even...

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Two test events for PyeongChang 2018 to kick off this w...
Feb 02, 2017
In this file photo taken on Jan. 20, 2017, skier Kim Magnus competes in a special sprint event at the Seoul International Cross-Country Competition in Seoul.Two test events for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will kick off this week with more than 150 athletes on hand, officials ...

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NBC previews PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
Feb 02, 2017
A film crew from NBC shoots actor Jonathan Bennett on the ski jump platform atop the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 2. A film crew from NBC, the U.S. broadcaster of next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, h...