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Successful bid for 2018 Winter Olympics mark a 'Grand Slam' for South Korea

By Jeff Chung

LAST UPDATED: 2:24 p.m. HST, Aug 5, 2011

Pyeongchang, South Korea, took the international spotlight on July 6 when the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be held there.

Some media call this the Grand Slam as Seoul has hosted the 1988 Olympics.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, figure skater Kim Yu-na and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee worked together on Pyeongchang's bid for the Winter Olympics.


"My Love by My Side"
Episodes 1 and 2

Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Mi-sol is a nice girl who can't turn away from a person in trouble and a good student. Lately, she's always hungry and tired. Seok-bin is always first in his class, but he can't live up to his mother's expectations. Seok-bin's mother, Jung-ja, dotes on him. Sun-ah, Jung-ja's sister-in-law, can't have children, so she decides to adopt.

Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Mi-sol finds out that she's pregnant. She agonizes over what to do. Sun-ah overhears her mother talking on the phone about finding a child. Sun-ah gets in a fatal car accident on the way back from the orphanage. Jung-ja has high hopes for Seok-bin once she realizes that Jinsong Industries has no heir.

"Lie to Me"
Episodes 5 and 6

Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Ki-joon realizes that he needs Ah-jung to pretend they are still married in front of Mr. and Mrs. Chen to get on their good side. He asks Ah-jung to be his fake wife.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Ah-jung's friends push her to have a housewarming party. On the day of Ah-jung's housewarming party, Yoon-ju invites Ki-joon over for dinner. Ki-joon hesitates but goes to Ah-jung's party instead of Yoon-ju's.

"City Hunter"
Episodes 7 and 8

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Na-na is dumbstruck when she sees Yoon-sung and Se-hee together. She slips out, and ignores Yoon-sung's calls. Going over passenger manifest, Young-joo starts to get suspicious about Jin-pyo.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Yoon-sung is shot and nearly falls to his death, but uses a rope to escape. Na-na tries to follow him, but she stops when Seo Yong-hak faints. Yoon-sung gets away. Injured Yoon-sung goes to Se-hee's hospital for help.

"New Tales of Gisaeng"
Episodes 39 and 40

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ra-ra moves into Bu Yong Gak to stay with her mother. Sa-ran decides to marry Damo. Damo's father offers Sa-ran money to leave his son, but she tearfully refuses. Damo and Sa-ran set their wedding date.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Damo and Sa-ran finally get married. But Sa-ran's parents get into a car accident on their way to the wedding, and Dr. Geum ends up walking Sa-ran down the aisle. Sa-ran persuades Damo's father to attend the wedding. Ra-ra decides to become a gisaeng and take over Bu Yong Gak in the future.

Jeff Chung is the general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles in Hawaii. You can reach him for comment at 521-8066 or

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