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‘PyeongChang Olympics is most noticeable event in 2018,’ says CNN

‘PyeongChang Olympics is most noticeable event in 2018,’ says CNN

Posted December. 29, 2017 07:59,   

Updated December. 29, 2017 08:21


CNN selected the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games as the first on Wednesday among the most 18 noticeable events of 2018.

While selecting the events in 2018 worthy of waiting for, CNN said that it chose the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games as the first, citing that women’s bobsleigh team of Nigeria is competing.

This Nigerian team, which could neither purchase the equipment nor prepare expenses to participate in the Olympic Games, area able to participate in the Olympics thanks to donations from all over the world through the Internet. The bobsleigh team had to practice with a wooden sleigh on the ground of Houston, in the United States, but it is remarkable given that an African country has been qualified for the bobsleigh game for the first time in the Winter Olympic Games.

A story similar to “Cool Runnings,” a movie about Jamaica's track and field athletes participating in bobsleigh games at the 1998 Calgary Winter Olympics, is now being made, CNN added.

Ja-Ryong Koo bonhong@donga.com