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Torch run begins in Seoul
Jan 24, 2013
The Olympic torch arrived in Gwanghwamun, downtown Seoul, on January 23 ahead of the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013. A large crowd gathered at the venue despite the cold weather. The ceremony attendees included Chairwoman Na Kyung-won of the Organizing Commi...

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Team Korea pledges a victory at WBC
Jan 23, 2013
With the third World Baseball Classic a little more than a month away, Team Korea is already gearing up for its revenge against Japan for their runner-up finish in 2009. Korea said it is aiming for victory this time. “I will guarantee that Korea will be full of the sounds of hear...

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Torch for PyeongChang World Winter Special Olympics 201...
Jan 18, 2013
The Olympic torch for the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 has been lit in Athens, Greece ahead of the games in Korea. On January 17, 30 ancient Greek high priestesses, including 15 with intellectual disabilities, performed a splendid group dance and the flame...

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A ten-thousand-won bill brings happiness
Jan 16, 2013
Chairwoman of the Special Olympics Organizing Committee Na Kyung-won, Minister Choe Kwang-shik of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and others involved in the upcoming event take part in the PR campaign held at Seoul Plaza on January 14 for the success of the Special Olympics, chantin...

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Special Olympics raises awareness, gives hope
Jan 15, 2013
On a cold day with daytime temperature below minus ten degrees Celsius, a number of young students were under training on a cross country course in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). Despite icy, cold weather, sweat trickled down their faces. Among them were Choi Hyeong-...

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Host Town program encourages Special Olympic athletes
Jan 11, 2013
Pyeongchang, a city which rose to the surface when it won the bid to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, is now gearing up for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, slated from January 29 to February 5. Ahead of the Special Olympics, Pyeongchang came up with o...

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Hong Myung-bo, Former soccer coach named PR ambassador ...
Jan 04, 2013
Hong Myung-bo, former coach of the South Korean Olympic football team, was appointed on January 4 as goodwill ambassador for the PyeongChang Special Olympics 2013. Hong Myung-bo, (fifth from left) and Na Kyung Won (fifth from right) pose with supporters of the PyeongChang Speci...

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Taekwondo around the world
Dec 27, 2012
Taekwondo has become the world’s most practiced martial art since becoming an Olympic event in 2000. Let’s look at why taekwondo is so avidly pursued today.More and more people around the world are falling in love with all things Korean, from kimchi to K-pop songs including PSY’s...

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LA public school students show off taekwondo skills
Dec 17, 2012
Thousands of students from two major public school districts in southern California wearing white uniforms with Korean and American national flags embroidered on their chest yelled "Gamsahamnida" (thank you). Then, they showed off their taekwondo skills to their parents, teachers...

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Korean football sweeps top Asian honors
Dec 03, 2012
Korean football is strengthening its position on the Asian stage. Korea secured the top spot in five categories at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Award 2012 Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 29. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Award 201...