Pyeongchang 2018

Pyeongchang 2018 looks to foreign missions to support "festival-like atmosphere" during Games

By Paul Osborne

Pyeongchang 2018 has briefed foreign missions on the preparations for the 2018 Winter Games ©Pyeongchang 2018Pyeongchang 2018 President Jin-sun Kim has called for the support of foreign missions stationed in South Korea as it works on creating a "festival-like atmosphere" throughout the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Australia appoints Chesterman as Chef de Mission for record sixth consecutive Winter Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

Ian Chesterman has been appointed Australia's Chef de Mission for Pyeongchang 2018, the sixth consecutive time he will have held the role ©Getty ImagesAustralia has appointed Ian Chesterman as Chef de Mission for Pyeongchang 2018, the sixth consecutive time has been chosen to lead the team at the Winter Olympics. 

Environmentalists oppose Pyeongchang 2018 plans for new Mount Gariwang ski slope

By Paul Osborne

Environmentalists have opposed the construction of a new downhill ski slope for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games ©Pyeongchang 2018South Korea's largest environmental group, Green Korea, has urged Pyeongchang 2018 and the Gangwon Province to rethink plans to build a new downhill ski slope on Mount Gariwang.

Pyeongchang 2018 "a long way into negotiations" for domestic sponsor claims President Kim

By Paul Osborne at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Pyeongchang 2018 President Jin-sun Kim said a domestic sponsorship deal was almost complete in a press conference here today ©ITGPyeongchang 2018 President Jin-sun Kim has claimed the Olympic Games Organising Committee (POCOG) is "a long way into negotiations" for a domestic sponsorship deal during a news conference on the final day of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission visit.

Lindberg has "full confidence" in preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 after tour of venues

By Paul Osborne at the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang

The IOC Coordination Commission for Pyeongchang 2018 took a venue tour of the facilities set to be built ahead of the 2018 Winter Games ©ITGApril 30 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg claims she has "full confidence" in the preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 after a tour of each of the venues here today.

IOC Coordination Commission begin three-day visit to Pyeongchang

By Paul Osborne at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

The IOC Coordination Commission has begun a three-day visit to Pyeongchang to learn of the progress being made ahead of the 2018 Winter Games ©Pyeongchang 2018April 29 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission has begun a three-day visit to Pyeongchang as the South Korean city continues to prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Pyeongchang 2018 appoint three vice-presidents to look after new divisions

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 have continued preparations with the appointment of several key figures ©Pyeongchang 2018April 18 - Pyeongchang 2018 has accelerated its planning for the next Winter Olympics and Paralympics by appointing three new vice-presidents who will oversee three major divisions, Games planning, Games operations and Games facilities.

Pyeongchang 2018 mark 1,400 days to go with flag raising ceremony

By Zjan Shirinian

Pyeongchang 2018 held a ceremony to mark 1,400 days to go to the start of the Games ©Pyeongchang 2018April 11 - The Olympic and Paralympic flags are flying above Gangwon Province in South Korea - where the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games will be held - to mark the 1,400-day countdown.

South Korea launches investigation into seven winter sports federations

By Paul Osborne

The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has launched an investigation into seven of its winter sports federations ©Getty ImagesApril 1 - South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has launched an investigation into seven of its winter sports federations in an effort to uncover any illegal wrongdoings and rebuild the public's trust before Pyeongchang 2018. 
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