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Olympic Notes: PyeongChang 2018 Organizers Release Futuristic Promotional Video

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympics released a new promotional video. In the 5-minute video titled "The Last A.I (Join in PyeongChang, Join in Peace)," what claims to be the "only robot with artificial intelligence left on the planet" in 2045 starts a journey to find out why it has lost "a 10-year-long battle against human beings." As the female humanoid robot advances its search for the reasons, "it becomes intrigued by things that only human beings can do." One of them is "a sports festival where people get to experience all kinds of emotions -- excitement, happiness, sadness, disappointment and so on" (YONHAP, 11/20).

The IOC will "pay its final technical visit to PyeongChang this week," South Korean organizers said Monday. The organizers added that the IOC will conduct its ninth and final Project Review on PyeongChang over two days, starting Tuesday (YONHAP, 11/20).

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee, the 2019 Rugby World Cup Organizing Committee and the 2021 Kansai World Masters Games will exchange knowledge and expertise in order to maximize the benefits and impact of their respective events (Tokyo 2020).