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IOC officials visit Pyeongchang

 IOC officials visit Pyeongchang to assess 2018 Winter Games Preperation​With the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics around two years away, the International Olympic Committee is due back in South Korea to assess the preparations fo…

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Yongpyong to kick off annual ski festival

Under the theme of “Endless Friendship,” this year’s 34th annual Yongpyong International Ski Festival will be kicking off its winter sports festivities from March 4 to 6 at the Yongpyong Resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province. An…

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Olympic sliding track is revealed in Alpen…

Aerial view of Alpensia Sliding Center. [NEWSIS]​Alpensia Sliding Center, a venue for sliding events during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics including bobsleigh, skeleton and luge, was unveiled at Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang …

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Sokcho, mountain views & seascapes merge

 Watch the sunrise by the beach and reach new heights at Mt. SeorakBy Lee Hyo-won Driving through Sokcho, Gangwon Province is a sight to behold, as dramatic mountain ranges frame corn fields before an expansive seascape overtakes …

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Commemorative coins for PyeongChang Olympi…

  The Bank of Korea unveiled commemorative coins for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, Thursday. The state bank said it will issue 290,500 sets of coins starting Nov. 18. They are comprised of 4,500 sets of gold coins pri…

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Winter music festival hits slopes of Pyeon…

In anticipation of the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, a special winter music festival will start this year along the snow-covered slopes of Pyeongchang.The 2016 PyeongChang Winter Music Festival is scheduled to run from Feb. …

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Snowboard World Cup in PyeongChang

British snowboarder Aimee Fuller takes a jump during the women's slopestyle qualification event in the FIS Snowboard World Cup at Phoenix Park Ski Resort in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, Friday. / Yonhap 

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Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton to visit Korea

Hollywood actors Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton will visit Korea on March 7 to promote their upcoming drama and comedy flick “Eddie the Eagle.”According to distributor 21st Century Fox Korea on Thursday, the two stars will visit K…

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National Winter Para Games begin

The National Winter Para Games began on Feb. 16 at the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The slogan this year is "Together, Undauntedly, Until the End." A total of 818 athletes and staff from 17 provinces and ci…

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Star power rounds out music fest

 This year’s lineup in PyeongChang aims to attract younger fansRenowned jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah will perform with violinist Myung-wha Chung in the PyeongChang Winter Music Festival. [PYEONGCHANG WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL] The Pyeon…

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