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Russia banned from competing at PyeongChang 2018
1 week ago

Russia banned from competing at PyeongChang 2018

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing at next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The decision was made following an investigation into Russia’s doping violations …
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Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics
2 weeks ago

Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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The city of Sapporo is considering a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, which, if successful, would mean a third consecutive Asian host. PyeongChang, South Korea, is set to …
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Empty seats expected for PyeongChang 2018
3 months ago

Empty seats expected for PyeongChang 2018

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PyeongChang 2018 is set to begin in less than 5 months, but tickets to the event are proving a hard sell. Only 22.7% of a total 1.18 million tickets were …
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Eco-hotel opens at Thaiwoo
5 months ago

Eco-hotel opens at Thaiwoo

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Element Hotels, a brand extension of Marriott International, has made its first foray into the Chinese ski industry. The company has opened a new hotel at Zhangjiakou’s Thaiwoo Ski Resort. …
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Skiing meets gaming in South Korea
6 months ago

Skiing meets gaming in South Korea

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South Korea is a country obsessed with video games. This is evident in the number of PC bangs (internet cafes) found throughout Seoul and other major cities. In 2011, the …
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North Korea a chance to host Olympic ski events
6 months ago

North Korea a chance to host Olympic ski events

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South Korea has announced its intent to share Olympic responsibilities with North Korea. Do Jong-hwan, South Korea’s sports minister, will raise the idea with Jang Woong, North Korea’s delegate to …
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10 reasons to get excited about PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
6 months ago

10 reasons to get excited about PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

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For those of us who love soju and skiing in equal measure, the prospect of a Winter Olympics in South Korea is certainly exciting. A successful Olympic campaign could provide …
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Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes
7 months ago

Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes

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Transport for next year’s Winter Olympics just got a whole lot easier. Olympic organisers have announced the completion of a $3.7 billion KTX train line connecting Seoul with Pyeongchang. The …
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Beijing, Great Wall, ski slopes: China plans a new high-speed railway
1 year ago

Beijing, Great Wall, ski slopes: China plans a new high-speed railway

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Visitors to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be able to take in one of China’s great cultural attractions en route to its alpine skiing venues. In an announcement earlier this …
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Beijing to make snowsports compulsory in schools
1 year ago

Beijing to make snowsports compulsory in schools

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Skier participation in China is set to soar, with the announcement that Beijing will include ice and snow sports as a compulsory part of the primary and middle school curriculum. Under a …
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