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Yongpyong Rainbow Paradise nonstop skiing

Video by Brian Roh, who rode nonstop at Rainbow Paradise, a 5.6 km ski slope at South Korea’s Yongpyong Ski Resort in January 2012. Looks cool, never knew that a single ride could take this long (close to seven minutes)…

Yongpyong Ski Resort is located in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province. It’s the oldest (since 1975), largest and one of the most popular ski resorts in Korea, running 28 slopes including five with international accredited standards.

It hosted the Alpine Ski World Cup a few times and will most probably hosts some events during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Yuna Kim at Pyeongchang Special Olympics countdown event

South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim at a one-year countdown event on January 29 for the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics, a world class competition for people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympic World Games are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter games.

Yuna Kim Pyeonchang Special Olympics 2013

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South Korea’s Pyeongchang to host 2018 Winter Olympics

South Korea’s Pyeongchang has been chosen as the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after winning the majority (63/95) of the first round votes ahead of Germany’s Munich and France’s Annecy. Samsung Group is quick to respond with a congratulatory ad…

Pyeongchang – a popular winter vacation and skiing destination – will become the first non-Japanese Asian city to host the Winter Olympics. This is Pyeongchang’s third consecutive bidding attempt for the event after losing to Vancouver and Sochi for the 2010 and 2014 games… third time lucky?

Kim Yuna supports Pyeongchang Olympics

Korean figure skating star and Winter Olympic gold medallist Kim Yuna shows a message of support for Pyeongchang’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games as the applicant city’s goodwill ambassador…

Pyeongchang is a county in the northeastern Gangwon Province, South Korea. It will compete with Annecy (France) and Munich (Germany) for the hosting rights. The winning bid will be announced in July 2011.

[Update 2011] Pyeongchang is going to host the show, congratulations.

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