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2014 Incheon Asian Games
The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, was the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It took place in Incheon, Korea’s port city, South Korea from September 19 through Oct. 4, featuring 439 events in 36 sports. Incheon w...


Team Korea in the World Cup 2014
Korean national soccer players pose for a photo prior to the friendly with Tunisia on May 29. (photo: Jeon So-hyang, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)The Korean national football team has set itself the goal of making it to the quarter-finals in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Led by coach Hong Myung...


Team Korea sets Sochi on fire
A total of 98 events across 15 disciplines in 7 sports were held from February 7 to February 23 during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Russia. President Park Geun-hye (center right, front) poses for a photo with figure skating and short track athletes at the Korea National Training Center in Taeneung, Seoul, o...


PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013
The Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held from January 29 to February 5 in Pyeongchang and Gangneung in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), Korea. Under the slogan "Together we can" which symbolizes challenge and encourages people with intellectual disabilities to participate in sports, more than 2,200 athletes f...


IUCN World Conservation Congress Jeju 2012
The environmental challenges that humanity faces today will be the focus of attention at the World Conservation Congress to be held from September 6 to 15, 2012, at the International Convention Center on Jeju Island, a treasure of the ecosystem and the first spot in the world to receive a UNESCO Triple Crown designatio...


Team Korea in London 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games takes place in London this summer under the motto “Inspire a generation.” From London To London (1948~2012) The national host for the 2012 Olympics is particularly meaningful for Korean nationals, harkening back to when they hosted the 1948 Summer Games, the first time that ...


Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea
On Nov. 26, 2007, Korea won its bid to host the 2012 World Expo in its southern coastal city of Yeosu in 2012, beating Tangiers of Morocco and Wroclaw of Poland. The winner was chosen in a secret ballot by delegates of member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) at its general assembly in Paris. ...


Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018
* 2018 Winter Olympics awarded to Pyeongchang (July 6, 2011)After twelve years of work to host the Winter Olympics, the city of Pyeongchang in Gangwon Province finally heard its name called by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge. The city, which lost two past bids to Vancouver and Sochi, was chosen ...


Korea Formula 1 Grand Prix
Public interest in the Korea Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix has been growing since the country's first F1 Grand Prix event was held in October 2010 at the newly completed track in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province. The arrival of auto-racing industry was heralded by the country’s world-leading automobile production and backed...


2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships in Athletics
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on March 27, 2007, selected the Korean city Daegu as host of the 2011 World Championships. Daegu became the third Asian city to host the biennial championships after Japan's Tokyo in 1991 and Osaka in 2007. · Duration: August 27-September 4, 2011 (nine day...


Korea in World Cup 2010
Bittersweet. Korea’s run in this year’s World Cup has been nothing but extraordinary. After qualifying for the Round of 16 for the first time on foreign soil, the Tae-guk Warriors lost to Uruguay 2-1 in dramatic fashion.Although this year’s team came up a little short, Korea remains optimistic that our young talent and...