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Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs

Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

At an event as widespread as the Olympic Winter Games, signage for participants, spectators, media and volunteers is essential. Each venue has its own quirks and each experience is different for people just coming across them for the first time. And as you could imagine, that lends itself to some interesting signs in themselves directing […]

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Volunteers are Getting the Job Done

Volunteers are Getting the Job Done

| February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

At every Olympic Games, pretty much the only way organizers are able to accomplish what they set out to accomplish is with the help of thousands of volunteers. In Pyeongchang, those volunteers are seemingly everywhere and by and large are doing their hosts proud. Volunteers have been smiling, pleasant, informative and a large percentage of […]

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Catching Up With Bill Hancock

Catching Up With Bill Hancock

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are tens of thousands of volunteers at the Olympic Winter Games, doing any number of tasks such as directing people to venues, assisting with security and telling people which buses they need to board. Most work for the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, but each national Olympic committee usually has its own people volunteering in some […]

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Big Air Offers Big Opportunity

Big Air Offers Big Opportunity

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Of the four new sports on the Olympic Winter Games program, only one—big air snowboard—requires its own venue. That allows host cities to get a bit creative when it comes to where to place the enormous ramp required to allow the sport’s elite athletes to do their amazing tricks. In Pyeongchang, organizers have made an […]

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Team Korea House Highlights Travel and Tourism

Team Korea House Highlights Travel and Tourism

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the key ways South Korea is hoping to take advantage of its showcase in hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is the Team Korea House located in the heart of the Olympic Village in the coastal city of Gangneung. Inside the venue, which is open for free for anyone visiting the park, […]

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Tourism Perspective: Naksansa Temple

Tourism Perspective: Naksansa Temple

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are few parts of the world that can boast of a 1,300-year-old tourist attraction. South Korea is one of them. And the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee is hoping to attract some of the spectators at the Olympic Winter Games to come see the spectacular Naksansa Buddhist Temple, which was built in 671. An estimated 15 […]

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Five Lessons For Event Organizers from Tonga’s Olympian

Five Lessons For Event Organizers from Tonga’s Olympian

| February 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

Pita Taufatofua became a bit of an overnight sensation in 2016 when the athlete from Tonga marched into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Summer Games bare-chested and drenched in coconut oil, wearing traditional Tongan clothes. And he made headlines again in Pyeongchang by pulling the stunt again in much colder conditions. The fact […]

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Olympics Merchandise Covers a Wide Ground

Olympics Merchandise Covers a Wide Ground

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to go all the way to the Olympics and not come back with something. Organizers of course know this, which is why there are a few merchandise superstores around Pyeongchang, namely in the Olympic Parks. The official mascot, Soohorang the white tiger, and the Paralympics mascot, Bandabi the black bear, are basically everywhere […]

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Halfpipe is Full of Action

Halfpipe is Full of Action

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

While most of the outdoor events at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are being held in venues fairly close to each other in Pyeongchang County, freestyle, slopestyle and halfpipe are being held at the Phoenix Snow Park, close to an hour away from the rest of the action. While much of the resort is still […]

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Holland House Puts on a Show

Holland House Puts on a Show

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At a sporting event as big as the Olympics, there is often an entire series of events taking place outside the competition that keep event organizers of all kinds busy. At night, during or following the last competitions, some of the most popular places around are the hospitality houses organized by various nations. Each country […]

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