Olympics

Organizers: 2018 Games will promote Korean peace

Share This Story

   
 

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)

South Korean organizers say the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will help promote peace on the divided Korean peninsula.

Kim Jin-sun, head of the local organizing committee, spoke Friday at a ceremony to launch the new logo for the games. The five-colored square represents where the earth meets the sky, and the design has its roots in the Korean alphabet.

Kim says the Olympics will be a ''symbol of peace'' and facilitate dialogue between the two Koreas.

Recently, North Korea threatened to attack the U.S. and South Korea in protest of military drills and international sanctions against its nuclear test.

Pyeongchang is located in Gangwon province, the only Korean province divided by the heavily fortified inter-Korean border.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


OLYMPIC VIDEOS

Olympian Van Dyken injured in ATV accident

Posted: Jun 09, 2014
America's Pregame provides an update on the condition of former Olympic swimmer ...

Phelps clocks fastest qualifying time in return

Posted: Apr 24, 2014
Michael Phelps clocks the fastest qualifying time in 100-meter butterfly at the ...

Clark claims 7th US Open halfpipe crown

Posted: Mar 09, 2014
Watch Kelly Clark land the first-ever cab 1080 en route to claiming her 7th win ...

Gold wins US Open halfpipe

Posted: Mar 09, 2014
Watch Taylor Gold's US Open-clinching run in the halfpipe, featuring an epic Fro...

Blind skier prepares for 2014 Paralympic Games

Posted: Mar 07, 2014
Blind skier Staci Mannella pushes the limits as she prepares for the 2014 Paraly...

Fox Sports Store