Olympic Notes: IOC President Jacques Rogge Approves Emblem For 2018 Winter Games
IOC President Jacques Rogge has praised the emblem of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics for its expression of Korean cultural and Asian heritage. The emblem is designed using the Korean alphabet. The two shapes stem from the first consonants of each syllable of the word "PyeongChang." PyeongChang organizers said that the first "represents an open square where the events will take place, while the other embodies snow, ice and the athletes' stellar performance" (KOREA TIMES, 5/5). ... The Qatar Olympic Committee is organizing the "Sport Excellence Day 2013" event at building No. 12 in the Cultural Village, Katara on May 21. The annual event is organized by the country's governing sport body to honor the best athletes, sport officials, sport institutions and government and non-government organizations for their contribution in boosting sport (QOC).