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PyeongChang 2018

On the Scene - IOC President Endorses Work on 2018 Olympics

February 01, 2013

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Seoul. (ATR) (ATR) Jacques Rogge says his first impressions of 2018 Winter Olympics host Pyeongchang meet his expectations. Rogge reported on h...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - 2013 Special Olympics, Global Development Summit

January 31, 2013

This snowman in a bubble was part of the dream-like story for the opening ceremony. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix) (ATR) Around the Rings is on the scene in PyeongChang for the 2013 S...

Shriver on Special Olympics; Suu Kyi on Sport

January 30, 2013

(ATR) Aung San Suu Kyi tells Around the Rings sport can “build up our young people physically” but also engender a “tremendously lacking” team spirit. Aung San Suu Kyi, winne...

PyeongChang Ready to Sell 2018 Olympics

January 30, 2013

IOC president Jacques Rogge and Pyeongchang 2018 chief Jin Sun Kim with the deal.(ATR) (ATR) The joint marketing deal is supposed to provide $1.1 billion to help stage the fi...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - Korean Air HQ; Home of Taekwondo

January 30, 2013

The Museum of Korean Furniture, site of a dinner for visiting journalists. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix) (ATR) Around the Rings is on the scene in South Korea as PyeongChang prepares...

On the Scene - Big Tests for Pyeongchang, 2018 Games Chief

January 29, 2013

Special Olympics Early Test for 2018 The latest winter edition of the Special Olympics is underway in Pyeongchang following an opening ceremony Jan. 29 at the Yongpyong Dom...

Monday Memo - Rogge to Asia; Pan Am Bids to PASO; 500 Days to World Cup

January 28, 2013

500 Days to World Cup Brazil 2014 and FIFA delegates stand Friday at the exact spot where the World Cup will kickoff June 12 in Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians. (Getty Images...

IOC President Heads to Asia

January 24, 2013

(ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge will be on his way to China and Korea next week, including his first visit to 2018 Winter Olympics host PyeongChang. President Jacques Rogge...

PyeongChang Expands Dream Program; Karate OKs Hijab; Putin Signs Sochi Bills

January 03, 2013

Dream Program Kicks Off The 10th edition of the Dream Program kicks off in PyeongChang this week with 13 countries participating for the first time.   Former president M...

New Korean President to Support PyeongChang

December 20, 2012

(ATR) PyeongChang 2018 tells Around the Rings that President-elect Geun-hye Park will be a strong advocate for the Games. Park Geun-hye. (Getty Images) In a Thursday stat...

Olympics Resort Faces Financial Crisis

December 13, 2012

(ATR) The scramble is on to keep the Alpensia Resort solvent in Pyeongchang, South Korea, while a leader of the 2018 Olympics tells Around the Rings plans for the Winter Oly...

On the Scene -- Fasel Reelected; PyeongChang Hopes for "First Class" Korean Team

September 26, 2012

The IIHF General Congress runs until September 30 in Tokyo. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix) (ATR) Newly reelected IIHF president Rene Fasel says it is “a great honor” to serve another...