Yuna Kim performs during the ladies free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, (FRED THORNHILL / REUTERS / March 17, 2013)

Kim reigns at worlds

Wagner and Gold finish 5th and 6th to gain U.S. 3rd figure skating spot for 2014 Olympics By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune reporter LONDON, Ontario — They should have divided the women’s field at the World Championships into two flights, like a golf tournament. One for Yuna Kim, and one for everyone else because the … Read more

The Special Olympics flag is hoisted during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
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South Korea shows off facilities with Special Olympics in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korea began showing off its new snow sports mecca at the opening of the Special Olympics on Tuesday. Pyeongchang, the once-sleepy hamlet in the mountains east of the capital, will also host the 2018 Winter Olympics. But the arrival of 3,000 intellectually disabled athletes from around the world also … Read more

2018 Winter Olympics: NHL Prospects Expected to Rule Games in South Korea

2018 Winter Olympics: NHL Prospects Expected to Rule Games in South Korea

It may seem like a long time from now, and it is, but there is already plenty of buzz surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea…

President Lee Myung-bak

Lee celebrates groundbreaking for high-speed rail link to PyeongChang

SEOUL, June 1 (Yonhap) — President Lee Myung-bak on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking for a high-speed railway running past the 2018 Winter Olympics host city of PyeongChang and to the northeastern coast, saying it is a key facility for the Games and will boost regional tourism. The new 120-kilometer tracks are designed for a maximum … Read more

Pyeongchang Cuisine

Pyeongchang Cuisine

Hyeondae Makguksu in the mountain town of Pyeongchang (host of the 2018 Winter Olympics) specializes in the area’s buckwheat dishes.