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Son Heung-min top Asian footballer of 2013: ESPN
Jan 03, 2014
Leading U.S. sports channel ESPN has selected Son Heung-min of Bayer Leverkusen as its top Asian footballer of 2013. The Korean soccer player played a central role in his team’s third-place finish this year by scoring seven goals in the 2012-2013 season of the Bundesliga, Germany...


Korea sets goal to reach World Cup quarterfinals
Dec 10, 2013
Korea is to be pitted against Russia, Algeria and Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, set to be held next June in Brazil. Korea was paired with those three countries in Group “H” in a draw held in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil on December 7. The four qualifying teams will compete again...


Korea to host U-20 World Cup 2017
Dec 09, 2013
South Korea will host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2017, announced the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on December 5. FIFA made the announcement after a vote during its Executive Committee meeting in Costa Do Sauipe, Brazil. Vice Minister of Cultur...


Kim Yuna to heat up Sochi Winter Olympics
Dec 09, 2013
Queen Yuna has returned. The champion figure skater touched her fans on the ice, with heightened hopes for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She won a gold medal at the Golden Spin of Zagreb in Dom Sportova, an indoor sporting in the Croatian capital, on Decembe...


Korean luge team gears up for gold
Dec 04, 2013
Korea’s national luge team is experiencing growing pains for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Though luge is one of the official sporting events of the Winter Olympics, it isn’t very popular among Koreans. Luging has a relatively short history in Korea since its introdu...


Speed skater Lee breaks own world record 3 times
Nov 19, 2013
In just one week, Korea’s leading female speed skater Lee Sang-hwa has broken three world records, all her own. This raises high hopes for gold at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014. Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa raises her arms after winning the women’s 500-meter i...


Olympians prep for Sochi with less than 100 days left
Oct 31, 2013
On October 30 the countdown clock hit 100 days until the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.Athletes set to compete in the figure skating, speed skating and short track speed skating competitions at the quadrennial games affirmed their resolve to win as many medals as they can durin...


Russian-born goalkeeper adds multicultural touch to Kor...
Oct 31, 2013
Over the years, countless people have landed on Korean shores to work or play. Some stay a short while, others never leave, and some become Korean citizens. Russian native and Korean football club Busan IPark goalkeeper coach Valeri Sarychev originally came for work but ended up ...


Footballer Lee Young-pyo retires to standing ovation
Oct 30, 2013
“This is what I’ve always wanted for my retirement, ever since I was young.” Korean veteran soccer player Lee Young-pyo played his last game on October 27, wrapping up a 17-year youth and professional football career. Korean veteran fullback Lee Young-pyo of MLS’s Vancouver ...


President surprises fans with opening pitch
Oct 28, 2013
It was truly a surprise, exciting the more than 25,000 baseball fans packed in the bleachers. President Park Geun-hye showed up to throw the first pitch in the third game of the Korean Series 2013 between the Doosan Bears and the Samsung Lions at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul ...