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Team Korea embarks on Rio medals quest
Jul 20, 2016
The squad of national athletes for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games poses for a photo with Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok and President of the Korean Olympic Committee Kim Jung-haeng on July 19 in Seoul, as it prepares to head to Braz...


Park Tae-hwan leaves for U.S., aims for medal in Rio
Jul 18, 2016
South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan on Sunday said he aims to return from the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with a medal. Speaking to reporters at Incheon International Airport earlier in the day, the 27-year-old former Olympic champion said he wants to come back home with a ...

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Team Korea to bring honor to nation: president
Jul 07, 2016
President Park Geun-hye gives words of encouragement to the national weightlifting squad at the Taereung Training Center in Seoul on July 6. On July 6, President Park Geun-hye offered words of encouragement to the nation's athletes who will compete in the upcoming R...


Mascots unveiled for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Paralym...
Jun 09, 2016
Soohorang (left) and Bandabi have been unveiled as the mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and Paralympics. The official mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have been unveiled. Soohorang is a white tiger and Bandabi is an As...


US Ambassador Lippert speaks highly of Korean baseball
Jun 09, 2016
A picture of Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to Korea, wearing a Doosan Bears cap and his son in a Samsung Lions jersey is featured in an interview published in the JoongAng Ilbo daily on June 8. The U.S. ambassador says he really likes and enjoys Korean baseball. Thoug...


Team Korea: "the goal in Rio is to place in the top 10”
Apr 28, 2016
Team Korea's uniforms are unveiled on April 27, 100 days prior to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The goal is to rank in the top 10 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this coming August, Team Korea announced on April 27, 100 days prior to the beginning of the internat...


Human beats AI
Mar 14, 2016
A human has at last defeated an artificial intelligence (AI). From the beginning, it was an insurmountable match. It was a heat between a human player and a computer program, AlphaGo, Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence program, and its 1,202 standard processing unit...


Korean bobsledders race to the top
Feb 29, 2016
“The sled ride went well.” Korean bobsledders have successfully finished the 2015-2016 season and they couldn't have wished for better results. The Korean bobsled pair Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo led the good news by securing the top place in the world and winni...


Skeleton racer Yun wins at world championships
Feb 22, 2016
Yun Sung-bin launches himself down the track during the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships on Feb. 19 in Austria. Skeleton racer Yun Sung-bin is himself just as unstoppable as is his skeleton sled as it hurtles at dreadful speeds d...


Ski, snowboard World Cup opens in Pyeongchang
Feb 19, 2016
Star skiers and snowboarders from around the world have gathered in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. These leading athletes are taking part in the International Ski Federation's (FIS) Ski/ Snowboard World Cup from Feb. 18 to 28 at Bokwang Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang. ...