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Korea Tourism hosts Winter Olympics Luncheon

The President of Korea Tourism Organisation, Jung Chang-Soo hosted the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games luncheon in Sydney on 22 February 2017.

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games are being held in South Korea on the 9th February, 2018. 

President Jung, Chang-soo hosted a luncheon event on 22 February, 2017 at L’Aqua, Darling Harbour with special guests attending from the Australian Olympic Committee, the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, Channel Seven Australia – the official Olympics broadcaster, and travel industry and media personnel in Sydney.

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The luncheon event was planned to promote the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games taking place in South Korea early next year. Tickets and packages for the Games have gone on sale recently through CoSport, the authorised ticket agent in Australia.

It is expected that there will be more interest than ever before by Australians in the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games in Korea due to the fact that the Australian team has performed beyond expectations in the recent Pyeongchang Olympic test events held in Korea in the past two weeks.

Brittney Cox continued her dominant World Cup season by winning the gold medal at the Olympic test event in Pyeongchang, Korea and last weekend went on to be the first Australian female to win a Mogul Skiing World Cup title in the Dual Mogul event in Tazawako, Japan.

Australia’s Scotty James also put down “the run of his life” to win gold at the Phoenix Pyeongchang Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup which secured James the individual World Cup victory and takes him to overall 2016/2017 Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup series crown.

Dual Winter Olympian Scott Kneller

In an Australian first, Scotty James is the current World Cup, World Championship and X Games champion. He wears three of the four major world snowboard halfpipe crowns, the fourth being Olympic glory.

It is expected that Australia will send a team of approximately sixty athletes to Pyeongchang where they will compete against athletes from close to 100 nations in 12 venues across the region.

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