Pyeongchang 2018

South Korean President reiterates IOC call for Pyeongchang 2018 to speed-up preparations

By Paul Osborne

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has called for thorough preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games amid concerns over construction delays ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye has called for thorough preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games amid concerns over construction delays.

IOC accept Pyeongchang 2018 venues plans but warn deadlines "remain tight"

By Paul Osborne

Preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 remain tight, the IOC has claimed ©Pyeongchang 2018Deadlines "remain tight" ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has admitted following the fourth Project Review visit of the Coordination Commission.

No change regarding refusal to host Pyeongchang 2018 events in North Korea, insist Seoul officials

By Michael Pavitt

Pyeongchang 2018's Executive Board met to approve the 2015 budget today, on a day where any chance of holding events in North Korea seems to have ended ©Getty ImagesSouth Korea's Presidential Office has again quashed proposals, raised throughout the week, that the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang could see North Korea act as a co-host.

Pyeongchang 2018 rule out any events being staged in North Korea

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 have dismissed a proposal to co-host some events with North Korea ©Getty ImagesA proposal for Pyeongchang 2018 to co-host some Winter Olympic events with North Korea has been ruled out by officials who again claimed that no sports will be held outside the country.

North Korea could host some snowboard events during Pyeongchang 2018, claims Gangwon Province Governor

By Duncan Mackay

Masikryong ski resort has been lobbying to host events during Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 could hold some snowboarding events in North Korea if a radical plan by Gangwon Province Governor Choi Moon-soon is adopted.

Venue names confirmed for Pyeongchang 2018

By Duncan Mackay

Ski jumping will be among the sports due to take place at the Alpensia Resort during Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 today announced the names for the venues due to be used for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Pyeongchang 2018 audit reveals big shortfall in sponsorship revenue as "nut-gate" scandal threatens Cho's position

By Duncan Mackay

Preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 are well underway but could be threatened by lack of sponsorship revenue, an audit has warned ©AFP/Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 has relied on heavy borrowing, including from the South Korean Government, to ensure preparations for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics remain on track, an audit has revealed.

South Korean Prime Minister approves funding for new Pyeongchang 2018 facilities as rules out moving events abroad

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 has been given a boost after the Government agreed to fund a new 40,000-capacity arena for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies ©Getty ImagesFinancial approval was granted today to build a new KRW 86 billion (£50 million/$78 million/€64 million) 40,000-capacity venue to host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang as South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won categorically ruled out moving any events abroad.

South Korean President rejects idea of moving Pyeongchang 2018 events to Japan or North Korea

By Duncan Mackay

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has promised that Pyeongchang 2018 will not change its plans to host events, even in the wake of Agenda 2020 ©Pyeongchang 2018South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ruled out Pyeongchang 2018 moving any events outside the country to Japan or co-hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics with North Korea.
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