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PyeongChang 2018

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...

IOC Cautions Rio 2016; No Time to Waste for Sochi 2014; PyeongChang Progress

July 25, 2012

(ATR) The IOC calls for organizers of the Rio 2016 Olympics to accelerate preparations amid fears over "extremely tight" deadlines and the impact of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. ...

Scandal-hit NOC Chiefs Set to Attend London 2012; PyeongChang Venue Changes

July 04, 2012

The IOC's ethics panel has begun its investigation but the process will take more than a few weeks (Getty) (ATR) Around the Rings understands that it is highly unlikely any N...

Orientation for IPC, PyeongChang; 30 Athletics Medals Possible for USA?

July 03, 2012

Orientation for IPC, PyeongChang Planning is underway for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang. The IPC Orientation Seminar. (PyeongChang 2018) A delegation from ...

IPC Delivers Orientation Seminar for PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

July 03, 2012

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) initiated plans for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games this week by delivering an orientation seminar in PyeongChang, Korea. An I...

Ski Report - FIS Tours PyeongChang Venues; Kasper Talks 2018 Preps

June 22, 2012

(ATR) Ski officials and course designers reflect upon PyeongChang’s progress toward the 2018 Winter Olympics in the wake of a recent FIS Congress in nearby Kangwonland, Korea....

PyeongChang Rail Link; Rio Golf Course; Sochi Paralympic Qualification

June 01, 2012

PyeongChang Rail Link Ground Breaking South Korean officials began work on the high-speed rail link between Wonju and Gangeung via PyeongChang. Groundbreaking for the Won...

Host City Selections, PyeongChang Tour Top Ski Congress Agenda

May 30, 2012

(ATR) PyeongChang 2018 president Jin Sun Kim tells delegates to the 48th International Ski Congress in Kangwonland, South Korea that “skiing is the most important winter sport...

Badminton Rebrands; FIFA Nominates Chief Investigator; First FIS Congress for Korea

May 29, 2012

New Logo for Badminton The Badminton World Federation is rebranding around the theme “modern, strong, efficient”. BWF president Kang Young Joong launched a new corpora...