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Taekwondo, taking Hallyu farther
Jul 11, 2012
As Hallyu continues to introduce modern and traditional Korean culture to new audiences, the traditional martial art of taekwondo is enjoying growing visibility and popularity across the world. The sixth annual World Taekwondo Culture Expo opened on July 6 in Muju County, Jeollab...

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Fresh faces, big dreams on Korea’s Olympics roster
Jul 11, 2012
With this year’s Summer Olympic Games fast approaching, the excitement surrounding South Korea’s London-bound national team is continuing to grow. Although much of the attention has centered on big names in long-popular events such as taekwondo, swimming, and weightlifting, the u...

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Korea to aim for top ten in London
Jul 02, 2012
The 2012 London Olympics, the largest sporting event of this year, is within sight, and the South Korean athletes who will represent the country in the event are more determined than ever to do their best, sweating hard with last-minute preparations. The London Olympics is going ...

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Rising global icon Park Tae-hwan generates higher expec...
Jun 19, 2012
Korean swimming sensation Park Tae-hwan was selected by Yahoo as one of the most promising athletes to watch at the 2012 London Olympic Games along with 15 other competitors. Yahoo Sports chose 15 global icons who have the potential to become the next Usain or Phelps based on the...

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Weightlifters ready to lift the world
Jun 07, 2012
On a day in May, the weightlifting gymnasium in the Taereung National Training Center is filled with short, pointed shouts and grunts by the weightlifters and thuds of barbells falling to the floor. The weightlifters representing South Korea have just competed at the 2012 Pyeongt...

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Son Yeon-jae, the rising star of Korea rhythmic gymnast...
May 23, 2012
Many Koreans consider her a fairy of rhythmic gymnastics. Her stellar rise in the world of gymnastics feels almost like an early dawn draped in fresh, bluish light, heralding a great day ahead. She has attracted attention from the world of international rhythmic gymnastics as wel...

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Korea Cup 2012, to Dokdo and back
May 23, 2012
The grand finale of the Korea Cup International Yacht Race 2012 is a race around Dokdo (above), Korea's easternmost islets (photo courtesy of Korea Cup Organizing Committee). Yachters from across the world have gathered on Korea’s eastern coast for an exciting race to kick off t...

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Brazilian footballers talk Korea
Apr 27, 2012
On the roster of the 15 teams in the Korea Professional Football League (K-League), Korea's most prestigious football league and the first professional league to be established in Asia, it is not difficult to find names of foreign players. Not only do these players possess unique...

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Judokas ready to compete for Olympic gold
Apr 25, 2012
Judo made its very first appearance at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964. Except for the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, it has been a competition sport in every Summer Olympics since. Korea won its first Olympic medal for judo in 1964, when Kim Eui-tae took the...

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Korea gets ready for London Olympics
Apr 19, 2012
As the 100-day countdown begins for the London Olympics 2012, Korean athletes are stepping up their training to get in shape, aiming at more than ten golds and a top-ten finish in medal contention. The national host for the upcoming Olympics is special for Korean nationals, harke...