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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...

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Korean athletes to adopt simpler names
Apr 05, 2012
The wide variety of romanization styles used for transliterating the names of Korean athletes has often been the cause of considerable confusion in the sports world. In view of these inconsistencies, the Korean government has introduced an initiative that will standardize the rom...

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Shuttlecocks flying high for gold
Mar 07, 2012
The badminton training court at the Taeneung Training Center in February was filled with the sounds of shuttlecocks swishing back and forth over the nets. The South Korean national badminton team of 25 men and 23 women paired off and practiced powerful rallies along about a dozen...

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Red Devils cheer Korea to victory against Kuwait
Mar 02, 2012
The South Korean national football team has advanced to the next stage of World Cup qualifying matches, following a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Kuwait on Wednesday night. Despite predictions that Korea would make short work of their rivals, it was a tense game, with the Middle...

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Korea to face Kuwait in World Cup qualifier
Feb 29, 2012
The Korean national football team will face off against Kuwait at 9 pm tonight at Seoul World Cup Stadium to secure a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil. If the Taeguk Warriors win or draw, they will progress to the final qualifying round for the Asian region; other...

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Pyeongchang’s Dream Program highlights the Olympic spir...
Feb 10, 2012
Dream Program 2012, an annual winter sports youth festival, kicked off on February 9 in Pyeongchang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Youths take ski lessons while participating in the Dream Program at the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang (photos courtesy o...