All posts tagged "winter"

  • Giant icicles hang from the eave of a home in Gwangju, 329 kilometers southwest of Seoul, on Jan. 22, 2016. The freezing cold that swept across the country this week is expected to peak over the weekend. (Yonhap)
    Freezing cold weather in Korea expected to peak over the weekend

    By The Korea Times Seoul staff SEOUL — Severe cold weather has prevailed in most parts of the country through Saturday for the sixth day in a row. The very cold high pressure system from northern China...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • A man fishes with a lure at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo (mountain trout) Ice Festival in Gangwon Province, Jan. 13. Seven dramas and shows produced by television stations from Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore will feature various winter attractions in Korea including the winter festival through February. (Yonhap)
    By design: S. Korea promotes filming locations to boost winter tourism

    By Chung Ah-young Some think winter is not the best season to travel or take a vacation. Korea, however, is becoming a popular winter destination among Southeast Asian tourists owing to its seasonal festivals, as well as...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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    It’s getting cold in Korea

    Office workers wear warm winter clothes as they head to work near Gwanghwamun Plaza in downtown Seoul after a cold wave hit the nation on Dec. 17, 2015. The temperature dropped to minus 7 C (44.6F) in...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to reporters after being appointed an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games at a press conference in Seoul on Nov. 26. 2015. (Yonhap)
    LA Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin named ambassador for 2018 Winter Games

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has been named the honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, organizers said Thursday. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher will take part in various activities promoting South Korea’s...

    • Posted November 27, 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)
    PyeongChang breaks ground on athletes’ village for 2018 Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Yonhap) — PyeongChang, the South Korean host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, announced Tuesday it has broken ground on the athletes’ village for the quadrennial competition. The ceremony to launch the construction of the...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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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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