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A group of journalists with the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) takes a tour of the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, one of the main venues of next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, on May 12.

By Lee Hana
Photos = PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)

Last week, some 250 sport journalists from around the world visited Pyeongchang and Gangneung in Gangwon-do Province, two of the three host cities for the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Representing around 120 different countries, the journalists were in Gangwon-do for the 80th International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Congress. On May 12, the group took a tour of some of the Olympic venues, including the PyeongChang Alpensia Ski Jumping Center and the Gangneung Ice Arena.

The group was given a detailed progress report on the big event by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG). Information about the cutting-edge technologies that will be featured at the PyeongChang Olympics, from fifth generation mobile networks and the Internet of Things (IoT) through to ultra-high-definition displays and virtual reality (VR), were introduced to the crowd.

“With only 270 days to go until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, it’s great that the AIPS Congress is taking place in the Olympic city of Pyeongchang. We hope that the AIPS’s visit will generate buzz and build excitement around the upcoming Winter Olympics,” said President Lee Hee-beom of the POCOG.

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Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the POCOG, gives a presentation on the Olympic torch relay at the 80th International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Congress held at the Pyeongchang Alpensia convention center on May 12.

 

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President Lee Hee-beom of the POCOG delivers the opening address during a briefing held on the sidelines of the 80th International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Congress held at the Pyeongchang Alpensia convention center on May 12.

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