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National Winter Para Games begin
Feb 17, 2016
The National Winter Para Games began on Feb. 16 at the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The slogan this year is "Together, Undauntedly, Until the End." A total of 818 athletes and staff from 17 provinces and cities, the largest number ever to take part, will c...


Two speed skaters win world titles
Feb 15, 2016
Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa (middle) recaptures the women’s 500-meters title at the International Skating Union's (ISU) World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 with a record of 74.859 seconds. From left: silver medalist Brittany Bowe of the United States, Lee Sang-h...

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Hyundai backs bobsled team
Feb 04, 2016
Bobsledders Won Yun-jong (front) and Kim Jin-su (back) launch their new sled made by the Hyundai Motor Group at the Europe Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Jan. 28. Winter sports aficionados may remember Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo, the first Korean and first Asian ...


Two triathletes aim for Rio
Feb 02, 2016
"We engage in competition under the spirit of Su-Sa-Bul-Pae (수사불패, 雖死不敗)," they said, referring to the four-character slogan that translates as, "I may die, but I can't lose." The future of Korean triathlons is bright due to two 20-something athletes, Heo Min-ho and Ki...


Jincheon to house Olympic training center
Jan 29, 2016
Sports in Korea are supported by two broad pillars: sports for the common person and then elite sports. As sports for everyone are directly connected to the citizens' health and well-being, elite sports play a major role in promoting Korea around the world and creating frie...


Men's soccer team secures passage to Rio
Jan 27, 2016
In a semifinal match at the U-23 AFC championships on Jan. 27, the Korean men's national soccer team secures a dramatic 3-1 win over host Qatar. The players join each other on the pitch to celebrate their victory, sealing the country's qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio d...


Korea preps for PyeongChang 2018
Jan 26, 2016
International Ski Federation (FIS) technical expert Guenter Hujara (left) visits the Jeongseon Alpine Centre on Jan. 22 to inspect facilities that will be used during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics are well unde...


Men's curling team on its way to Olympics
Jan 26, 2016
The national men's curling team goes on to win second place at the Curling Champions Tour on Jan. 25 in Hamburg, Germany. The Korean men's curling team follows up on the good news brought home by the national bobsled team with their latest performance in Europe. ...


Asia's first bobsled gold medalists dedicate gold to la...
Jan 25, 2016
The first Korean and first Asian pair of bobsled medalists, Won Yun-jong (right) and Seo Young-woo, are interviewed after their victory on Jan. 23 at the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation World Cup 2015/ 2016 in Whistler, Canada. In the summer of 2010,...


Dream Program aids young athletes from around the world
Jan 20, 2016
The town of Pyeongchang in Gangwon-do Province is now bustling with young athletes from around the world. They are there to participate in the Dream Program which will run from Jan. 18 to 29, under the theme this year of "We are Champs, We are Friends.” A total of 175 aspiring at...