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PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018
POCOG President Cho Yang-ho announces the slogan for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, 'Passion. Connected,' during the games' 1,000-day countdown ceremony on May 16.About 5,000 athletes and staff from about 100 countries will participate in the 15 sport disciplines at the internati...


The World Science & Technology Forum
Science experts from around the globe gather in Korea to attend a special committee and to share their thoughts on the path the world is taking to further develop science and technology. The OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015: World Science & Technology Forum, scheduled for Oct. 19 to 23 at venues acro...


Gwangju Summer Universiade
The 28th Summer Universiade Gwangju, a global sports festival for university students, will be held in Gwangju and across Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) and Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province) from July 3 to July 14, 2015. Some 20,000 athletes, judges and organizers from 170 countries, including North K...


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 was awarded the right on April 17, 2007, ...


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...


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 ...