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Gwangju Universiade torch starts local journey from Mud...
Jun 03, 2015
With only 30 days left until the opening of Gwangju Summer Universiade 2015, the local lighting of the torch took place at the Jangbuljae mountain pass at Mudeungsan National Park on June 2. This torch will join the flame lit at the Sorbonne University in Paris on May 18. Togeth...


Russia takes trophy at Korea Cup Int'l Yacht Race
May 21, 2015
The eighth Korea Cup International Yacht Race ended its five-day run on May 19. A total of 262 sailors from 18 countries boarded 34 yachts to race in the competition, fighting strong winds and waves. Sailboats race through wind and wave during the eighth Korea Cup ...


Gwanju Universiade torch lit in Paris
May 20, 2015
The torch for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade has been lit in Paris. A ceremony for the Gwangju Universiade torch lighting was held on May 18 at Sorbonne University, where the World University Games originated. The flame will illuminate the Gwangju Universiade main st...


Countdown begins for PyeongChang Winter Olympics
May 18, 2015
There are just 1,000 days remaining until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (POCOG) held the 1,000-day countdown ceremony, "Happy PyeongChang, Promise for 1,000 Days," at the Olympic Park Peace Plaza in southeastern ...


'Sports for All' festival brings athletes, fans togethe...
May 18, 2015
The 2015 Korea Sports for All Festival opens on May 15 at Icheon Stadium, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). The 2015 Korea Sports for All Festival, an annual jamboree for casual athletes and amateur sports, took place from May 14 to 17 in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). ...


Gwangju Universiade to offer world culture festival
May 13, 2015
Various cultural events are scheduled to coincide with the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, a sporting event for the world's university students. As part of the organizing committee's efforts to show off Gwangju's arts scene, there are many festivals scheduled for the cit...


Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games open
May 11, 2015
The Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games open at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul on May 10. Athletes from around the world who have excellent physical abilities, despite having some visual impairments, have gathered in Seoul. They will show off their skills over the next eight days during ...


Chelsea midfielder Ji So-yun wins player of the year
Apr 30, 2015
Chelsea Ladies midfielder Ji So-yun, nicknamed Ji Messi by her fans, has landed the PFA Women’s Player of the Year award. The footballer had the honor of winning the most-coveted award in the English professional football league on April 27 in London, while Belgian Eden Ha...


Gwangju hosts taekwondo qualifiers for Universiade
Apr 29, 2015
With just about two months to go before the Gwangju Summer Universiade 2015, 80 or so taekwondo athletes competed on April 28 to win a ticket to the Gwangju games. Held at the Chosun University gymnasium in Dong-gu, Gwangju, the qualification rounds determined the final ...


Gwangju games to 'flourish in peace via dedication to s...
Apr 17, 2015
The Gwangju 2015 Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC) was invited to a special event at U.N. headquarters in New York and delivered the message that it is trying to achieve peace through sports. On April 15, the GUOC was invited to celebrate the International Day of ...