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Taekwondo enjoys growing flow of adherents
Nov 19, 2014
The Taekwondowon is a global training center for taekwondo that opened its doors in September in Muju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). Since launching its training classes, it has been welcoming one visitor after another. More than 140,000 people, both from home and abroad,...

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Ssireum Lives On
Nov 12, 2014
Four Korean ssireum wrestlers performed on Switzerland’s Gornergrat ridge, directly in front of the iconic peak of the Matterhorn, as part of the Swiss Alpine wrestling festival from Sept. 12–14. Demonstrating the essence of their sport before Swiss spectators, the wrestlers rece...


National Sports Festival sets new records
Nov 04, 2014
The 95th National Sports Festival on Jeju Island had a successful run from October 28 to November 3. Some 32,000 athletes took part in the competition and contended with each other for medals across a variety of disciplines. The competition produced new records, including two wor...


"You are all heroes," Incheon Para Asian Games close
Oct 27, 2014
The curtain came down on the 11th Incheon Para Asian Games on October 24 at the Incheon Munhak Stadium in Nam-gu (District), Incheon. The games lasted for 7 days, starting on October 18, with the slogan of, “A Wave of Passion, Now Begins!” The closing ceremony was attended by ath...


A long journey to win gold in the Asian Para Games
Oct 24, 2014
It took 15 years for her to get out of the house after an accident that paralyzed her from the waist down. She first got involved in table tennis and then turned to athletics. Seven years later, she started training in various other sports. She has now won a gold medal in handcyc...


Every participant is a winner at Incheon games
Oct 22, 2014
Dramas that are touching many hearts are unfolding everyday at the 2014 Asian Para Games currently underway in Incheon. Every participant who has overcome some kind of difficulty to stand in the arena is a winner, regardless of whether they win or lose. These athletes, with vario...


Gold medals bring out emotion at Incheon games
Oct 21, 2014
The Korean team has fared well in athletics, bowling, wheelchair dance, swimming and boccia at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon. Korea is now ranked second in the medal count, with 32 gold, 17 silver and 32 bronze medals. Jeon Min-jae has become the first two-time gold medali...


"Impossible leads us," Incheon Para Asian Games begin
Oct 20, 2014
The largest para games in Asia, the 11th Incheon Asian Para Games, raised the curtain on October 18 at the Incheon Munhak Stadium in Nam-gu (district), Incheon. Under the slogan “A Wave of Passion, Now Begins!,” the games will be held on the largest scale ever, since their establ...


Team Korea set for Incheon Asian Para Games 2014
Oct 10, 2014
Team Korea's launch ceremony for the Incheon Asian Para Games 2014 took place on October 7 at the Korean Sports Training Center d'ground, the country's center for para sports, in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism Kim Ch...


10 touching Asian Game moments
Oct 06, 2014
The 17th Incheon Asian Games 2014 closed on October 4. Athletes from the 45 participating countries and territories filled the medal tables at Incheon with their sweat and tears. Some of them felt delight, while others experienced regret in the space of a split second. All the re...