All posts tagged "PyeongChang"

  • Testuide
    2 N. American ice hockey players become S. Korean citizens for 2018 Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) — Two ice hockey players from North America have acquired South Korean citizenship and will represent their adopted home at international competitions, the justice ministry said Monday. The two are Mike Testwuide, an...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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  • The coach of the men's national ice hockey team, Jim Paek, poses after an interview with The Korea Times at the Korean Olympic Committee headquarters in Songpa District, Seoul, Feb. 25. 
(Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk)
    Jim Paek dreams of a hockey nation

    By Nam Hyun-woo Last summer, the Korean ice hockey community was thrilled by the news that two-time Stanley Cup champion Jim Paek was going to coach the national team that will compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Games....

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • Participants attend an event marking the three-year countdown to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The South Korean government recently rejected a proposal by the International Olympic Committee to halt construction on a new bobsled, luge and skeleton venue and relocate the events to an existing sliding center in another country. The IOC said the move would have saved $120 million in construction costs and $3.5 million in yearly maintenance fees.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan)
    S. Korea marks 3-year countdown to Pyeongchang Olympics

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea marked the three-year countdown to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday with a series of events in the host city of Pyeongchang. Organizers said more than 500...

    • Posted February 9, 2015
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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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  • hockey
    Korea may end up with no ice hockey team in PyeongChang

    By Nam Hyun-woo Korea’s national ice hockey team has been without a coach for nine months, even though it is desperately seeking a ticket to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. The Korea...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Canadian ice hockey players Michael Swift, left, and Brian Young smile as they hold up Korean citizenship papers earlier this year. (Yonhap)
    Korean ice hockey’s PyeongChang hopes take a major hit

    (Yonhap) — South Korea’s chances of participating in men’s ice hockey on its home ice at the 2018 Winter Olympics appear slim after the country suffered relegation to the third tier of international play this week. South...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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