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Host Town program encourages Special Olympic athletes
Jan 11, 2013
Pyeongchang, a city which rose to the surface when it won the bid to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, is now gearing up for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, slated from January 29 to February 5. Ahead of the Special Olympics, Pyeongchang came up with o...


Hong Myung-bo, Former soccer coach named PR ambassador ...
Jan 04, 2013
Hong Myung-bo, former coach of the South Korean Olympic football team, was appointed on January 4 as goodwill ambassador for the PyeongChang Special Olympics 2013. Hong Myung-bo, (fifth from left) and Na Kyung Won (fifth from right) pose with supporters of the PyeongChang Speci...


Taekwondo around the world
Dec 27, 2012
Taekwondo has become the world’s most practiced martial art since becoming an Olympic event in 2000. Let’s look at why taekwondo is so avidly pursued today.More and more people around the world are falling in love with all things Korean, from kimchi to K-pop songs including PSY’s...


LA public school students show off taekwondo skills
Dec 17, 2012
Thousands of students from two major public school districts in southern California wearing white uniforms with Korean and American national flags embroidered on their chest yelled "Gamsahamnida" (thank you). Then, they showed off their taekwondo skills to their parents, teachers...


Korean football sweeps top Asian honors
Dec 03, 2012
Korean football is strengthening its position on the Asian stage. Korea secured the top spot in five categories at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Award 2012 Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 29. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Award 201...


Special Olympics fervor melts the winter away
Nov 28, 2012
The fervor for the Special Olympics games is melting the winter away as the world's biggest participatory multisport event is only a couple of months away. Entrance tickets for the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 recently went on sale for KRW 10,000 each. The...


Taekwondo takes center stage in Mexico
Oct 29, 2012
As taekwondo raises its profile worldwide, it is getting recognized as a sporting event with official international approval.Kukkiwon, also known as the World Taekwondo Headquarters, showcased taekwondo demonstrations in Mexico City and Puebla on October 13 and 14 respectively to...


Thousands compete in Gyeongju Taekwondo Championships
Oct 26, 2012
The 7th Gyeongju Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships started on October 25 with great fanfare. Thousands of athletes will compete after years of fine-tuning their skills in what would be the biggest taekwondo competition ever held in Korea. According to the champions...


Vettel wins Korea Grand Prix to the top of the standing...
Oct 16, 2012
YEONGAM, Korea - Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel maintained his early lead and won the Korea F1 Grand Prix on Sunday, October 14, advancing to win what would be his third championship. The 25-year-old German never lost his lead and finished the race eight seconds ahead of his Au...


Heightened interest in Korea F1 Grand Prix
Oct 12, 2012
There is a heightened interest in the 2012 Korea F1 Grand Prix, as the race is just around the corner. Formula One machines worth millions of dollars each and their drivers have been arriving in Korea one after another. Twenty-four F1 drivers representing twelve F1 racing teams a...