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Organizers: 2018 Games will promote Korean peace

Updated: May 3, 2013, 1:56 PM ET
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean organizers say the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will help promote peace on the divided Korean peninsula.

Kim Jin-sun, head of the local organizing committee, spoke Friday at a ceremony to launch the new logo for the games. The five-colored square represents where the earth meets the sky, and the design has its roots in the Korean alphabet.

Kim says the Olympics will be a "symbol of peace" and facilitate dialogue between the two Koreas.

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