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CNN publishes an article on Feb. 19 titled '5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever,' which talks about the state-of-the-art technologies that are being showcased at the Winter Games, such as self-driving cars, VR and 5G networks. (CNN)

Foreign media outlets are giving thumbs up to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games as they slowly come to an end. 

They are spotlighting the organization of the Games, such as the application of cutting-edge IT, the excellent quality of the venues, overall safety and volunteer activities, as well as the message of peace that can be found everywhere at the international sporting event. 

On Feb. 15, Canada’s CBC, in an article titled “Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are the highest-tech games yet,” talked about robots, autonomous vehicles, drones, virtual reality and the 5G networks being used in the host cities, and commented that these mark “the beginning of the exciting possibilities we anticipate for digital data and 5G applications in the future.” 

The U.S. technology website CNN Tech also had an article titled “5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever” on Feb. 19. It said that, “Spectators at the Pyeongchang Olympics aren’t just getting to watch the ultimate showdown in winter sports. They’re also witnessing the most high-tech Olympic Games in history.” 

Many news outlets have also praised the general operations of the Games. 

A Reuters article titled “IOC gives Pyeongchang Games thumbs-up at halfway mark” on Feb. 18 quoted Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi who said, “What is particularly pleasing is the quality of the fields of play. This is the result of long and hard work." In the article, he also said that, “We have really great competitions and performances, and also a very good job done by the volunteers and the athletes.” 

USA Today concentrated on the safety of PyeongChang in its Feb. 19 article “Keeping Olympics safe: South Korean gun laws make a mass shooting nearly unfathomable.” It said, “The area is well-covered by video and other means of surveillance,” and added that, “Visitors said they feel safer without the heave presence of security forces.” 

Media outlets have also been impressed by the message of peace that the Olympics convey. 

The New York Times pointed out that the South and North Korean athletes from the joint ice hockey team carrying the torch together was one of the most stirring moments of the Games. It said that, “Doing so in South Korea -- and in Gangwon Province, where North Korea is visible from the peaks of the ski slopes -- the symbolism this time was particularly striking,” in its article titled “Olympics Open With Koreas Marching Together, Offering Hope for Peace” on Feb. 9. 

Philippine’s Manila Bulletin also published an editorial titled “Pyeongchang may yet be the Peace Games” on Feb. 16. It said, “Peace in the region may still be a long way off, but great big steps have been taken in the Winter Olympics in South Korea, with the participation of the North’s athletes, the coming of Kim Jong Un’s sister to speak for her brother, and the North’s offer of a summit with South Korea.”