Pyeongchang 2018

Pyeongchang 2018 "giving its all to Olympians" says IOC Coordination Commission after second visit

By Emily Goddard

The IOC Coordination Commission for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games during their two-day session in KoreaJune 19 - Pyeongchang 2018 has been given a glowing report by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Winter Games following its latest two-day visit to the South Korean Olympic host city.

Pyeongchang 2018 and UN chiefs liaise to discuss cooperation for Winter Olympics and Paralympics

By James Crook

President Kim UN SG Ban21111June 6 - Pyeongchang 2018 President Kim Jin-sun has met with United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon to discuss means of cooperation to ensure a successful Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Pyeongchang 2018 launches new Olympic emblem

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 logoMay 3 - Pyeongchang 2018 today unveiled its emblem for the Winter Olympics.

Pyeongchang 2018 launches search for Winter Olympic sports managers

By Emily Goddard

Pyeongchang 2018April 26 - Pyeongchang 2018 has announced it is looking to hire a large group of sports managers to oversee the policy development for planning and operation ahead of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics and ensure the delivery of a "world-class Games".

There will be a next time but the community is not yet ready for another Olympic bid, claims Annecy Mayor

By Emily Goddard at the 2013 CISM World Winter Games in Annecy

Jean-Luc Rigaut 300313March 30 - Jean-Luc Rigaut the Mayor of Annecy, has claimed there will be a future Olympic bid from the French city, although admits the community is not yet ready to put itself forward for the Games again.

Kim and Kwan put on memorable show as Special Olympics close in Pyeongchang

By Duncan Mackay

Kim Yu Na and Michelle Kwan at Pyeongchang 2013 Closing CeremonyFebruary 5 - A performance from figure skating stars Kim Yu-na and Michelle Kwan was the highlight of the Closing Ceremony of the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games tonight.

Pyeongchang 2018 on "right track" declares Rogge after first visit

By Duncan Mackay at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul

Jacques Rogge in Pyeongchang February 1 2013February 1 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has praised Pyeongchang's early preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics after visiting the South Korean resort for the first time. 

Alpensia Resort will not go bankrupt, promises Pyeongchang 2018 chief

By Duncan Mackay in Seoul

Alpensia ResortJanuary 31 - Pyeongchang's build-up for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will not be jeopardised by financial problems affecting the Alpensia Resort, the main centre for the Games, the head of the Organising Committee has promised here. 

Pyeongchang 2018 sets $1.1 billion marketing target as Rogge helps launch programme

By Duncan Mackay at the Westin Chosun in Seoul

Jacques Rogge in Seoul January 30 2013January 30 - Pyeongchang 2018 today officially signed the Marketing Plan Agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), setting itself a target of raising $1.1 billion (£699 million/€814 million) to help fund the staging of the first Winter Games to take place in South Korea. 
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