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PyeongChang 2018 To Open First Official Retail Store On Friday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 17

The "first official shop of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will open in the South Korean capital this week," selling licensed merchandise associated with the event, local organizers said on Thursday, according to YONHAP. The store will open to the public on Friday at Lotte Department Store's Myeo...

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