Wonder Girls' Sunye to team up with her fellow member at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics

Wonder Girls' Sunye to team up with her fellow member at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics

Sunye to Perform with the Wonder Girls at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics after Honeymoon

Wonder Girls‘ member Sunye will be returning from her honeymoon to team up with her fellow members at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics.

The Wonder Girls are currently serving as the ambassadors for the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics. On February 5th, Wonder Girls will be performing for the closing ceremony of the event.

The 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics has kicked off on January 29th and will come to an end on February 5th.

Sunye and James Park held their wedding ceremony on February 26th. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon at Maldives.

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Sunye to rock the stage at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics with Wonder Girls

Sunye to rock the stage at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics with Wonder Girls

Sunye to Perform at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics after Honeymoon

Wonder Girls‘ leader Sunye will be performing at the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics on February 5th along with her fellow members.

The Wonder Girls’ have been doing various promotional activities as the ambassadors for the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics. The group is set to rock the stage for the closing ceremony. Sunye recently came back to Korea after her honeymoon in Maldives.

The 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics will also end on February 5th.

Sunye got married to James Pak on January 26th. About 600 celebrities attended her wedding ceremony at Lotte hotel in Seoul.

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Special events offered at PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

Special events offered at PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

Special events offered at PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

Cultural festivals and events as well as winter sports competitions will delight visitors to Pyeongchang and Gangneung in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) during the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013.

A variety of programs, including classical music concerts, performances, ballet, and musical galas, will be held in the two main venues during the eight-day event scheduled from January 29 to February 5.

Most of these performances and events involve audience participation. Art theaters as well as groups of artists with disabilities will stage many of the scheduled performances. Most of these events will be held at Alpensia Resort and affiliated buildings in Pyeongchang, Kwandong University, Gangneung-Wonju National University, and various stadiums in Gangneung.

YongPyong Dome in Pyeongchang. More than 3,200 people, including athletes from more than 110 countries, are expected to attend. (photo by Jeon Han).

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on the theme of "Dream Chorus", referring to the beautiful harmony created by both the mentally disabled and people without disabilities, according to the Organizing Committee. Under the theme, events -- including performances and large-scale choirs -- are designed to cross the line between stage and audience by encouraging the participation of mentally disabled people. Such messages will be delivered through advanced media technology at the ceremonies.

Special events offered at PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

Gangneung Ice Rink will host speed skating, floor hockey, and other sports (photo by Jeon Han).

On January 30, a welcoming reception and a street parade for the athletes will be held at Alpensia Resort. Later that day, famous magician Lee Eun-gyeol and prima ballerina Kim Joo-won of the Korean National Ballet will stage an interesting rendezvous of ballet and magic titled "MagicBallet" scheduled to take place at the Concert Hall of Alpensia Resort.

From January 30 to February 5, special photo exhibitions and e-sports gaming events will be held at both Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang and Kwandong University in Gangneung. The photo exhibitions will feature photos of previous Special Olympic Games and related athletes.

Film screenings will also delight movie lovers, as movies based on stories of people with mental disabilities like "Rain Man" (1988, directed by Barry Levinson) and Korean movie "Marathon" (2005, directed by Jeong Yoon-cheol) will be played at Alpensia Convention Center from January 30 to February 1.

Special events offered at PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

(From the left) The creative Korean musical Spring Spring will show the unique wit of traditional Korean culture In a folk love story.//"Heart Heart Orchestra", composed of musicians with disabilities, will perform on January 31 (photos from Weekly Gonggam).

Gangneung Symphony Orchestra will present a classical music concert on January 31 at Gangneung-Wonju National University while the creative Korean musical Spring Spring will be staged at Alpensia Resort Concert Hall on the same day. This musical is based on a popular novel titled Spring Spring, (unofficial translation) by the well-known Korean writer Kim Yu-jeong (1908-1937).

On February 1, some of the major events include a concert by Heart Heart Orchestra, composed of musicians with disabilities, scheduled to take place at Alpensia Concert Hall, and a musical gala concert by Seensee Musical Company scheduled to be held at Gangneung-Wonju National University.

On February 4, a standing party titled "Olive oil and balsamic vinegar" will take place at Alpensia Music Tent. This party will feature musicians of various genres, ranging from classic, K-pop, and hip-hop to pansori (a genre of traditional Korean music where a vocalist sings and chants a story). Later that day, a dance party and fireworks will be held outside Alpensia Resort.

For more information about cultural events related to the PyeongChang Special Olympics Winter Games 2013, visit the homepage of the Special Olympics World Winter Games Organizing Committee PyeongChang 2013 (Korean, English).

Since last month, Korail has begun selling tickets for the upcoming games. People can buy tickets at major train stations and Korail travel centers. The entrance ticket costs 10,000 won per person and allows entry to all sporting events, excluding the opening and closing ceremonies.

Special events offered at PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

The Special Pass for the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 (courtesy of the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games Organizing Committee 2013)

It is better to hold onto the ticket after watching the sporting event, since ticket holders can receive up to a 50-percent discount at various local festivals like Pyeongchang Trout Festival or tourism facilities like the Jeongseon Rail Bike or Yongpyong and Alpensia ski resorts. They can also visit nearby tourism attractions close to the event venues like the Ojukheon black bamboo forest. The Special Pass also offers discounts up to 30 percent for train tickets to Gangneung from all train stations nationwide.

Korail will operate a special train tourism package for the PyeongChang Special Olympics Winter Games 2013 from January 30 to February 5. For more information, visit the homepage of Korail (Korean, English).

* Cultural events to be held during the PyeongChang Special Olympics Winter Games 2013

Region Location Date Description

Pyeongchang Alpensia Resort 1/30 Welcoming reception and street parade

Alpensia Resort Concert Hall 1/30 "MagicBallet" (featuring magician Lee Eun-gyeol and ballerina Kim Joo-won)

Alpensia Resort Convention Center 1/30~2/5 Special photo exhibitions and e-sports game events

Alpensia ResortConvention Center Auditorium 1/30~ 2/1 Movie screening (featuring Marathon, Rain Man, etc.)

Alpensia Resort Concert Hall 1/31 Creative Korean musical Spring Spring

Alpensia Resort Concert Hall 2/1 Concert of Heart Heart Orchestra

Alpensia Resort Music Tent 2/4 Standing party "Olive oil and balsamic vinegar"

Gangneung Kwandong University 1/30 Indie band festival

Kwandong University Athletes' village 1/30~2/5 Special photo exhibitions and e-sports gaming events

Gangneung-Wonju National University 1/31 Classical music concert featuring Gangneung Symphony Orchestra

Gangneung-Wonju National University 2/1 Musical gala concert by Seensee Musical Company

By Yoon Sojung

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‘Running Man’ releases preview for ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’

‘Running Man’ releases preview for ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’

‘Running Man’ releases preview for ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’

SBS popular variety show ‘Running Man‘ recently teased viewers with a short preview for next week’s episode titled ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’.

The upcoming broadcast will feature MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, INFINITE‘s L, SHINee‘s Minho, f(x)‘s Sulli, and CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa and Jonghyun. The idol guests will team up together in order to battle with the ‘Running Man’ cast members in different winter missions.

Fans are eager to see the competition between the young idols and the hilarious cast members.

Take a look at the preview below! Which team would you like to support?

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Pyeongchang Olympics Mascot Unveiled

Pyeongchang Olympics Mascot Unveiled

Kim Yu-na holds the mascots for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics. /Courtesy of the Organizing Committee of the Pyeongchang Olympics

The mascots for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled. Organizers on Thursday acknowledged the characters constitute the white tiger and Asiatic black bear.A tiger was once as well the mascots of the Seoul summer Olympics in 1988, yet this one is white for winter.The Asiatic black endure for the Paralympics symbolizes sturdy will and courage and could also be the emblematic animal of Gangwon Province, where the occasions will take place.The organizing committees plan to hangquite so much ofparties to advertise the mascots in Seoul and Pyeongchang next month, and in Rio de Janeiro all the manner through the summer Olympics in August.

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Ailee's Ex-Boyfriend Daniel Lee And His Process At Allkpop Parent Corporate  Disregarded Of Radiolab Podcast On Her 2013 Nude Photo Scandal

Ailee's Ex-Boyfriend Daniel Lee And His Process At Allkpop Parent Corporate Disregarded Of Radiolab Podcast On Her 2013 Nude Photo Scandal

K-Pop Crossover: NBC News Highlights Korean-American Artists Like Teddy Park And Ailee(Photo : Facebook)6Theory Media Vice President of Content Eun Duk “Daniel” Lee become not stated in the Radiolab report Radiolab co-hosts Jad Abumrad (right) and Robert Krulwich(Photo : courtesy of Radiolab's authentic Facebook page)It was the tale that shook Hallyu culture down to its foundations.

Back in 2013, 6Theory Media Vice President of Content Eun Duk "Daniel" Lee, the ex-boyfriend of K-pop star Ailee, reportedly attempted to sell nude footage of the vocalist to the South Korean tabloid Dispatch. When the photographsseemedin a while thereafter at the Korean entertainment news web page allkpop, enthusiasts were furious.

"It was our Watergate," Soompi editor AJ Park told the nationally broadcast WNYC program Radiolab, in a work released on Wednesday. "It was our K-popgate. It replaced everything."

But it was the revelation that Lee's corporate 6Theory Media owns allkpop that truly threw gas on the flame for lots of fans.

Though any connection with Ailee's ex throughcall or his connection to allkpop was conspicuously omitted of the Radiolab report, which testedthe hotupward thrust of paparazzi in Korea. The importance of the liked radio display and podcast, respected for it is in-depth and outside-the-box reporting, omitting such severemain points wasn't lost on Beyond Hallyu editor Lizzie Parker.

In a seething op-ed published on the UK-based K-pop-themed site on Wednesday, Paker, who declined to be interviewed for this article, laid into Radiolab for presenting an incomplete view of the story.

"It's bizarre that this podcast never mentioned that he was Ailee's ex-boyfriend," Parker wrote. "It's weird that they never mentioned that he admitted to looking to sell Dispatch the photos (even if he says he didn't leak them to allkpop)."

Though Lee gave the affect to admit in an on-air telephone outcry to the Seoul Broadcasting Gadget programme "One Evening of Television Entertainment" that he did if fact exist told inquire about promoting the nude photos to Dispatch, he claimed he was the truth iswanting to lend a hand Ailee she was allegedly tricked into posing nude for what she was told was a modeling audition.

"Because we had a tip from other folks alongside that more or lessfunction to sell Ailee's nude photos to the tabloid in mind, I just trulysought afterto peer if it was conceivable and I innocently asked. I had no other intention," Lee acknowledged in the 2013 interview.

The allkpop executive maintains he didn'tsupply his employers with the disclosing images.

"A false impressiontook place and I may bein a position tobestmake an apology more or less it," Lee said. "But what I would like to say is that I did not leak the photos."

For an allkpop reader commenting in a 2013 forum on the web contentbeneath the name Krevice, Lee's admission provoked more questions than answers.

"I too wonder about...this newest news that Daniel Lee made that phone call to Dispatch News, faking an be offering of the Ailee nude pics for money," Krevice wrote in a forum post on the website from quickly subsequently the incident.

"I wonder whetherany individualrunning at allkpop knew that Daniel Lee was going to make that phone call? Were there any discussions between allkpop staffas to if this was an okconceptahead of Daniel Lee doing that?"

The user has since been banned from commenting on the allkpop website, but the questions Krevice raised did obtain a reaction from a commenter named Ace, claiming to be a former allkpop moderator.

"From what I been told by ex-allkpop team of workers is that allkpop has not lied referring to being the leaker," Ace wrote. "They also have evidence for all in their claims. It was a dumb go by Daniel though to check the evidence out. However, all and sundry makes mistakes."

Following the incident, 6Theory rushed to factor a remarksaying Lee's innocence, putting forward that it whomever posted the X-rated pictureswerethe use of a Canadian IP cope with and that Ailee's checklist label YMC Entertainment was unfairly jumping to conclusions when they accused the site of misconduct.

"For complete disclosure, our employee, Daniel Lee did date Ailee in the past, however he did not post the photos in question," the statement read. "Not knowing whom the real culprit was, YMC grew to become the blame to the perfect target.

According to the court of public opinion though, it wasn't adequate according to the Radiolab piece, entitled "K-poparazzi."

"Really, their recognition merely tanks. It was a caution to them from K-pop fans 'don't mess with us.'" Park said in the podcast, concerning allkpop's backlash for publishing the nude photos of Ailee. "I mean I have not really followed them in a while, but they haven't recovered since then."

For Beyond Hallyu's editor, the irony of having Park remark on the legitimacy of her biggest competitor as a US-based Korean entertainment site that generated the Radiolab report's biggest credibility gap.

"The maximumfantastic moment was when a substantialbite of the tale about the backlash opposed to allkpop was told by the editor of Soompi, as though she had no stake in sharing the story of the site's intended downfall," Parker wrote.

"And the most frustrating phase is it isn't true. Up to 1 hate to mention it, allkpop has most commonly recovered."

Allkpop is lately the fourth result that looks in a Google seek of the term "kpop."

Radiolab's manufacturers and allkpop's editorial body of workersmay not straight away be reached for comment.

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Kim Yu-na Makes Smoothie to Advertise  Adolescence  Wintry weather Olympics

Kim Yu-na Makes Smoothie to Advertise Adolescence Wintry weather Olympics

Kim Yu-na (left) holds a smoothie she made, in this video grasp from the reputablesite of the 2016 IcinessFormative years Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

A video clip of figure skating big name Kim Yu-na creating a smoothie has been uploaded to the official web site of the 2016 Winter Early life Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Kim is recently serving as a promotional ambassador for the Kids Olympics. Kim's smoothie, which she explains can serve as a meal replacement, includes pineapple, tofu and coconut water.

Kim, the gold medalist in ladies' figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, has been busy in her role as a promotional ambassador, traveling the athletes' village and festival venues and instilling the young athletes with the Olympic spirit.

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Lizzy once back proves to be some of the  best possible idol of type  presentations as she seemed on 'Bonbun Olympics'

Lizzy once back proves to be some of the best possible idol of type presentations as she seemed on 'Bonbun Olympics'

Lizzy once back captured the hearts of many target market every bit she flaunted her sense of humor in the Lunar Year Special 'Bonbun Olympics'.

She actively participated in all occasionscorresponding to special skill test, concentration test, and also dancing time. Althoughthose 'tests' were faux as the level worked as a scale in measuring their weights, anger controlabilities etc, Lizzy kept calm and carried on, even making funny remarks along the manner which changed intoone of the funniest a phase of the show.

She used to be toono longer hesitant to give all, and stayed certain even in the unlucky situations, such as when she kept her smile and temporarily retrieved back when her can tower collapsed.

Through'Bonbun Olympics' Lizzy all over again showed her outgoing personality and sense of humor. Her cleverness also shined through her funny remarks all the way through the show.

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Choi Kyung-ju, Pak Se-ri to Serve as Coaches at Olympics

Choi Kyung-ju, Pak Se-ri to Serve as Coaches at Olympics

Choi Kyung-ju (left) and Pak Se-ri

Choi Kyung-ju and Pak Se-ri will serve as the coaches for the Korean golfers who will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, as golfing makes its go back to the Olympics after a lack of 112 years. "The two fortunatelyauthorized their roles and we predict their enjoyat theworldlevel volitionlend a hand Korean golfers enormously", the Korea Golf Arrangementstated on Friday. Choi claimed 8 PGA Excursion titles, whilst Pak was once a 25-time winner on the LPGA Tour, records that established them as role items for Korean golfers.Both have expressed excitement about the roles. "Since I used to bea kid I have envied athletes who constitutethe rusticdressed in the national uniform", Choi said.Details about the taking part athletes could bedetermined subsequently the Overseas Golf Federation releases its global player scores in early July.Most countries competing in the Olympic golf tournament will be limited to two male and two feminine players. The ones with 4 or more gamersa few of the IGF's best 15 can box four men and four women. Currently, there are eight Koreans among the world's peak 15 girls golfers.

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Son Yeon-jae Displays Off New Methods for Olympics

Son Yeon-jae Displays Off New Methods for Olympics

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae published her new systems for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

At the tryouts for the national team held in Seoul on Wednesday, Son carried out her signature component fouett pivot with a directly leg, which would earn her 0.2 additionalissues on technical difficulty, as a substitute of folding it when turning.Kim Ji-young of the Korea Gymnastic Association, said, "The difference by way ofratings in rhythmic gymnastics can come down to 0.1 point. Son needsto extend her probability of earning top scores by appearing technically tricky elements".In fact, Son used to be just 0.225 points in the back of Bronze Medalist Liubov Charkashyna of Belarus when she finished 5th at the 2012 Olympics in London. Son played her ribbon regimen to Libertango, a metamorphosis from the classical track she most often choses for her programs. "I've sought afterto accomplish tango for a long time, yet ane wasn't self-assured enough", Son said. "I made up our mindsto move alongside information technology this time because I would like todisplayanything new at the Olympics". Son finished first with a generalrating of 71.300 points on Wednesday. She becomerelatively disappointing in hoop and ball as she neglected the apparatus and gained 17.850 and 17.750, respectively. However, she had a blankfunctionality in club."I will check outchallenging to fortify my weaknesses to win a medal at the Olympics", Son stated subsequently the competition. Son will leave for Russia on Monday next week, and take part in a sequence of global competitions till the Olympics, beginning with the Grand Prix in Moscow in February.

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