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PyeongChang 2018

Sochi Stadium Unfinished; PyeonChang 2018 Re-elects Kim; Rio 2016 Canoe Slalom

October 11, 2013

Main Sochi Stadium Still Unfinished Sochi’s Fisht Stadium remains incomplete less than four months before the Winter Olympics. There is concern over whether opening cere...

Progress and Issues for PyeongChang Winter Olympics

June 19, 2013

The Alpensia resort in PyeongChang, were many of the skiing events will take place. (ATR) (ATR)  PyeongChang is on the right track overall for the 2018 Olympics, but the IO...

PyeongChang Unveils New, Highly Symbolic Logo

May 03, 2013

(ATR) The new PyeongChang 2018 draws heavily on traditional Korean culture to symbolize "a grand gathering of people from all around the world," for the Olympics.  On Fri...

PyeongChang 2018 Logo Launch; MMA Supporting Wrestling; Rio 2016 Talks Security

April 11, 2013

PyeongChang Logo Launch POCOG will unveil their logo on May 3. A statement from the 2018 Olympic orgainzers said the logo launch will take place at a joint ceremony ...

Lindberg Downplays Korean Crisis on PyeongChang 2018 Preparations

April 08, 2013

(ATR) Amid reports of rising tensions between North and South Korea, PyeongChang 2018 Coordination Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg tells Around the Rings she has “no special...

Special Olympics Wrap Up; Gwangju Gathers "Uni-friends"; Getty, USOC Renew

February 05, 2013

PyeongChang Special Olympics Wrap Up The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games came to a close Tuesday with competition in floor hockey, snowshoeing and cross-country as...

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...