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  • The construction of the Gangneung Science Oval, the venue of speed skating for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, begins at the Gangneung Sports Complex in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on Oct. 29, 2014. (Yonhap)
    Civic groups call for inter-Korean co-hosting of PyeongChang Olympics

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean civic groups proposed Monday that the rival Koreas co-host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, saying it could help pave the way for unification of the divided peninsula. The Dhangoon National Peace and...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Released on July 16, 2014, is the image of the ice rink for figure and short-track speed skating events at 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to be built in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. (Yonhap)
    Pyeongchang says ‘no possibility’ of game sharing

    By Nam Hyun-woo The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games chief organizer confirmed Friday “there is no possibility” events will be shared with cities outside of Korea. “Construction for all the venues for the PyeongChang Games has begun. At...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • The construction for the sliding center to be used for the 2018 Winter Olympics is underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Dec. 8, 2014. (Yonhap file photo)
    S. Korea says logistics not sole reason to keep Olympics at home

    By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL (Yonhap) — Despite recent changes to the Olympic hosting process that would allow multiple cities to jointly stage events, PyeongChang, the South Korean host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, maintains that it has...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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  • Korean speed-skater Lee Kyou-hyuk, right, and coach Kim
Jae-yeol arrive at the Adler-Sochi International Airport in Russia, Sunday (KST), five days before the start of the Winter Olympics. (Yonhap)
    South Korea rejects idea of sharing Olympics with Japan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean governor on Tuesday rejected an International Olympic Committee proposal to move the bobsled and luge events for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang to another country to save money....

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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    Kim Yuna named honorary ambassador for 2018 Winter Games

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Retired figure skating star Kim Yuna on Tuesday was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea. Kim became the sixth goodwill ambassador for the 2018 Winter...

    • Posted November 4, 2014
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  • Shim Suk-hee
    Shim Suk-hee poised to deliver another gold

    By Kwon Ji-youn It seems Shim Suk-hee has finally broken in her Olympic skates. The 17-year-old prodigy added a gold medal to her silver on Tuesday (KST) in a dramatic win over the Canadian, Italian and Chinese...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Korea’s Park Seung-hi, right, had the lead when she was pushed from behind. Britain’s Elise Christie was placed last for causing the crash. (Yonhap)
    Park Seung-hi ‘Unlucky’ to win bronze medal

    Tripped from behind, settles for her 3rd Olympic bronze medal Women’s 500-meter short track skating final By Jung Min-ho, Kwon Ji-youn Park Seung-hi won a bronze medal in the women’s 500-meter final at the Iceberg Skating Palace...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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