Pyeongchang

Pyeongchang,

city (2011 est. pop. 43,000), NE South Korea, in the Taebaek Mtns. on the Pyeongchang river. Pyeongchang is the seat of Pyeongchang co., a mountainous farming region that has been developed as a major winter sports center. The 1999 Asian Winter Games were held there, and Pyeongchang was chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Odaesan National Park and Woljeongsa, a noted 7th-century Buddhist temple, are in Pyeongchang.
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Earlier, Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito failed a pre-competition test in Pyeongchang while Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has also been charged with doping offence after testing positive for a banned substance.
Over the dinner, the two top diplomats exchanged a wide range of views on the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, ways to step up substantive cooperation between the Republic of Korea and France, situations on the Korean Peninsula and in other parts of the world, and global issues.
The Olympics officially start Friday as athletes from nations around the world will march into the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
With the 2018 Paralympics currently taking place in and around PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, actor Lee Dong-wook enjoyed a Paralympic hockey game with fans of K-pop and K-dramas.
9 (BNA): The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games kicked off on Friday with an opening ceremony emphasising passion and coexistence.
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The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games will be the largest Winter Paralympics in history.
Officials from South Korea's unification ministry departed Seoul to join a meeting on Pyongyang's participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics on Tuesday, February 27.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games have drawn to a close.
As the cashflow of the 2018 Winter Games is healthy, there's no reason to post a deficit," Lee Hee-beom, the head of Pyeongchang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games (POCOG), told Yonhap.
General view during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium
v=VGzR97IMZFk) video posted to YouTube in which she wore a sweatshirt with the words, "I don't do doping," in big letters across the front failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games Sunday.