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Korean luge team gears up for gold
Dec 04, 2013
Korea’s national luge team is experiencing growing pains for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Though luge is one of the official sporting events of the Winter Olympics, it isn’t very popular among Koreans. Luging has a relatively short history in Korea since its introdu...

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Speed skater Lee breaks own world record 3 times
Nov 19, 2013
In just one week, Korea’s leading female speed skater Lee Sang-hwa has broken three world records, all her own. This raises high hopes for gold at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014. Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa raises her arms after winning the women’s 500-meter i...

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Olympians prep for Sochi with less than 100 days left
Oct 31, 2013
On October 30 the countdown clock hit 100 days until the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.Athletes set to compete in the figure skating, speed skating and short track speed skating competitions at the quadrennial games affirmed their resolve to win as many medals as they can durin...

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Russian-born goalkeeper adds multicultural touch to Kor...
Oct 31, 2013
Over the years, countless people have landed on Korean shores to work or play. Some stay a short while, others never leave, and some become Korean citizens. Russian native and Korean football club Busan IPark goalkeeper coach Valeri Sarychev originally came for work but ended up ...

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Footballer Lee Young-pyo retires to standing ovation
Oct 30, 2013
“This is what I’ve always wanted for my retirement, ever since I was young.” Korean veteran soccer player Lee Young-pyo played his last game on October 27, wrapping up a 17-year youth and professional football career. Korean veteran fullback Lee Young-pyo of MLS’s Vancouver ...

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President surprises fans with opening pitch
Oct 28, 2013
It was truly a surprise, exciting the more than 25,000 baseball fans packed in the bleachers. President Park Geun-hye showed up to throw the first pitch in the third game of the Korean Series 2013 between the Doosan Bears and the Samsung Lions at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul ...

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Korean fencers point to success
Oct 28, 2013
It was at the London Olympics that Korea experienced its brightest moment in the sport of fencing as well as its most excruciating setback. Kim Ji-yeon, the 25-year-old Busan native equally popular for her athletic brilliance and movie-star cuteness, gave the country its first fe...

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Korean slugger joins MLB’s 20-20 club
Sep 25, 2013
Unstoppable locomotive Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds has again showed his prowess. In a home match against the New York Mets on September 23 (Cincinnati time), Choo joined the 20-20 club in home runs and steals with his 20th swipe. The Korean slugger became one of the big ...

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World Rowing Championships kicks off in Chungju
Aug 26, 2013
Rowers from around the world begin their strokes with all their energy on Tangeum Lake in Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). Athletes row for the finish line in the 2013 World Rowing Championships on August 25 (photo: Jeon Han).The 2013 W...

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[D-2] 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju
Aug 23, 2013
Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province) has become the center of attention. Here, in the beautiful Tangeum Lake, the 2013 World Rowing Championships is set to run from August 25 through September 1.Predicted to be the largest ever, this year’s World Rowing Champio...