World Ch. Schedule : THU 07:30 KST
* Date : 2017-02-04
4 Angles Ep.154
One-Year Countdown to PyeongChang 2018
With just a year left until the opening of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, the preparations are in full swing. A series of test events have kicked off in newly-built stadiums. Organizers are pushing hard to raise international awareness about the upcoming Games. We report on the progress being made and what needs to be done to make an Olympic Games a success.
Ski Holidays in Korea
The number of international travellers visiting Korea this winter is expected to hit a record level. Ski trips to Korea are especially popular among tourists from Southeast Asian countries that have warm weather all year round. Nearly 40 percent of travellers participating in the International Ski Festival return to Korea the following year. We take a look at the best of what Korean winter has to offer.
The Rise of KidultsUrban Cross-Country Skiing CompetitionProfessional cross-country skiers raced across Seoul's riverside park at last month's Seoul International Cross-Country Competition. Organizers covered the park with 10,000 tons of artificial snow to create a 1.2km trail. The competition was intended to raise awareness about cross-country skiing, especially ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Among the competitors was Magnus Kim, a strong contender for the Olympic gold in PyeongChang. Learn more about Asia's first urban cross-country skiing competition in Seoul.
Cheongsong UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup
The 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup kicked off in the small county of Cheongsong in North Gyeongsang-do Province, bringing together some 100 climbers from 20 countries. This year's World Cup and the selection of ice climbing as a showcase event at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are valuable opportunities that can help the international mountaineering community achieve its goal of making competitive ice climbing into an Olympic sport.