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Student games set for July
Mar 30, 2015
The 28th Summer Universiade Gwangju, a global sports festival for university students, has just marked D-95, as the countdown for the event has entered its final phase. The Gwangju Universiade will be held in Gwangju and across Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) and Jeo...

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Wishes of good luck for winter 'Deaflympians'
Mar 19, 2015
Athletes heading to the Khanty-Mansiysk Winter Deaflympics 2015 pose for a photo during the Team Korea launch ceremony at the Korean Sports Training Center, the country's center for parasports in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), on March 18.Shouts of passion filled the au...

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'Please take an interest in the PyeongChang Paralympics...
Mar 16, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (left) and Kim Yu-na, a PR ambassador for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, play wheelchair curling during a promotional event for the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics, in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, on March 14.A curling roc...

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North Korea to attend Gwangju Summer Universiade
Mar 12, 2015
North Korea will officially participate in the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. The Gwangju Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC) recently announced that, “The head of the University Sports Association of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea handed in an entry form through...

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Team Korea fought well, despite results
Feb 02, 2015
Son Heung-min runs to the 'Red Devils' cheering squad after scoring the equalizer in the final match of the Asian Cup between Korea and Australia on January 31.The Korean men's national football team secured second place in the 2015 Asian Cup after being defeated by Australia in ...

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Baek Kyu-jung, Kim Hyo-joo drive Korean ladies’ golf fo...
Dec 24, 2014
Joining her first LPGA Tour this year, 19-year old golfer Baek Kyu-jung has made her debut a memorable one by winning the KEB-HanaBank Championship in a three-way sudden death playoff. She defeated fellow Korean Chun In-gee and five-time LPGA winner Brittany Lincicome at the Sky ...

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Big Unit visits Naval Academy
Nov 20, 2014
Randy Johnson signs an autograph and gives some words of encouragement at the Naval Academy on November 19. Baseball pitcher Randall David 'Randy' Johnson, better known as the Big Unit, recently visited the Republic of Korea Naval Academy during his trip to Korea. He is scheduled...

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Taekwondo enjoys growing flow of adherents
Nov 19, 2014
The Taekwondowon is a global training center for taekwondo that opened its doors in September in Muju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). Since launching its training classes, it has been welcoming one visitor after another. More than 140,000 people, both from home and abroad,...

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Ssireum Lives On
Nov 12, 2014
Four Korean ssireum wrestlers performed on Switzerland’s Gornergrat ridge, directly in front of the iconic peak of the Matterhorn, as part of the Swiss Alpine wrestling festival from Sept. 12–14. Demonstrating the essence of their sport before Swiss spectators, the wrestlers rece...

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National Sports Festival sets new records
Nov 04, 2014
The 95th National Sports Festival on Jeju Island had a successful run from October 28 to November 3. Some 32,000 athletes took part in the competition and contended with each other for medals across a variety of disciplines. The competition produced new records, including two wor...