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International support for Team Korea at the London Olym...
Aug 16, 2012
As the 2012 Summer Olympics wrap up, South Korea walks away with its head held high. The Far Eastern country surpassed its goals of winning ten gold medals and ranking in the top ten competing nations, leaving a lasting impression on the world. There was no shortage of supporters...


London 2012: Team Korea's rise to the challenge
Aug 13, 2012
The excitement and drama of the 17-day multi-sport event that was the 2012 London Olympics closed with a final fanfare of celebrations on August 12. But for the members of Team Korea and for the spectators who applauded their athleticism, passion, and sportsmanship throughout the...


Taekwondo and table tennis fetch silver medals
Aug 09, 2012
A young taekwondo fighter and the men’s table tennis trio were overwhelmed in their gold medal contests and won precious silver medals for South Korea on Wednesday at the London Olympics. Lee Dae-hoon competes against Joel Gonzalez Bonilla of Spain in the under-58-kilogram clas...


Wrestler Kim Hyeon-woo wins Korea's twelfth gold
Aug 08, 2012
Wrestler Kim Hyeon-woo won South Korea’s twelfth gold medal in the 66kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 London Summer Olympics on August 7.The 24-year-old Kim defeated Hungarian opponent Tamas Lorincz with a set score of 2-0, finishing the match with a swollen eye a...


Yang vaults to first gymnastics Olympic gold for Korea
Aug 07, 2012
South Korean gymnast Yang Hak-seon grabbed a gold for men’s vault at the North Greenwich Arena, on Monday, picking up the eleventh gold for Korea and the first gold in gymnastics since the country’s national gymnasts first appeared at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. During the ...


Team Korea: gold medal dreams in reach
Aug 06, 2012
Day nine of the 2012 London Summer Olympics saw Team Korea close in on its goal to win ten gold medals and place in the top ten for the gold medal count by the end of the games. The gold medal won by South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh in the men’s 50-meter pistol finals on Sunday,&...


In London, Ki Bo-bae claims second archery gold
Aug 03, 2012
South Korean Ki Bo-bae won the Olympic gold medal in women’s individual archery on Thursday, August 2 (local time), at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. This was the second gold medal for the 24-year-old Ki on top of the team title she helped win last Friday. Ki started off strong, ...


From London to London: Korea Olympic retrospective
Aug 03, 2012
Seven days into the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, London is swarmed by Olympic travelers and press from around the world, rejuvenating the capital into a venue full of energetic vigor. The Korea squad continues to excel in multiple categories, taking third place in the medal standin...


Korea adds three more golds in London
Aug 02, 2012
On Day 5 of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Korea made an important step forward in its so-called ten-ten goal -- ten gold medals and a top ten finish in the gold medal count -- adding three more golds in men’s judo and women’s pistol and sabre events. South Korean shooter Kim Jan...


Judoka Kim Jae-bum’s sweat pays off with gold
Aug 01, 2012
South Korean judoka Kim Jae-bum (27) captured gold in the men's under-81kg category at the London Olympics on Tuesday.At the ExCeL Arena, Kim defeated Ole Bischof of Germany for his first Olympic gold in a rematch of the finals at the Beijing Olympics, avenging a close defeat fro...