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Park Tae-hwan’s second medal excites sports fans
Jul 31, 2012
Korea’s swimming superstar Park Tae-hwan earned one more priceless silver medal for Korea. On July 30 (Korean Time), the swimming sensation picked up silver in the 200-meter freestyle, recording 1 minute and 44.93 seconds, sharing second place with his rival Sun Yang of China beh...


All eyes turn to Korean culture in London
Jul 30, 2012
All eyes were turned to London on July 27, for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. With 16,000 athletes from 204 countries and over 11 million visitors, the audience watched in awe as they walked through the history and culture of the United Kingdom in a three-hour ...


World Champion Taekwondo Students Escape the DC Heat to...
Jul 27, 2012
Continuing a longstanding tradition for regional taekwondo schools, more than 50 taekwondo students from World Champion Martial Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland visited the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. on July 18 to learn about Korean culture, traditions, and the his...


Korea’s Olympic moments and hopes
Jul 26, 2012
The London 2012 Olympics are less than a week away. London has significant meaning in Korean Olympics history. The 1948 London Olympics were the first Olympics where Korea won its first medals, both bronze: Kim Seong-jip for weightlifting and Han Su-an for boxing. Sixty-four year...


2012 Olympics: Taekwondo rule changes
Jul 26, 2012
The opening of the 2012 London Olympics is only a day away. Olympic teams from 204 nations will compete for a total of 302 gold medals in 26 different sports. Taekwondo has become an international sport, and the preliminary match starts on August 8. Competing for a total of 32 me...


Sports meet art: Korea Sports Art 2012 arrives in Londo...
Jul 25, 2012
As the torch relay continues its journey around the British capital, Korean visual artists have gathered together for Korea Sports Art 2012, a group exhibit in celebration of the upcoming London Olympic Games, slated from July 27 to August 12. Beginning on July 20, Korea Sports A...


Sailor-inspired Korean uniforms take center stage at Lo...
Jul 25, 2012
Photo courtesy of Korean Olympic Committee The Korean uniform was selected as one of the best-looking uniforms for the London Olympics in Time Magazine.The July 20 edition of the weekly magazine classified South Korea’s Olympic uniforms as one of the best outfits, stating that ”T...


Olympic fever heats up London
Jul 25, 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are just around the corner, set to kick off at 5 a.m. on July 28 (Korean Standard Time). Most of the events participated in by Korean athletes will air in the evenings due to the eight-hour time difference between Korea and London, meaning sleep...


Revisiting past Olympic memories
Jul 18, 2012
In 1948, Korea proudly became one of the privileged nations to go to London for the Olympics. It was the first formal sporting event participated in by Korean athletes, who waved the Taegeukgi, Korea’s national flag, in the opening parade. While this scene was witnessed by m...


D-14, Go Team Korea!
Jul 12, 2012
Team Korea gathered for their inaugural meeting at Olympic Hall in Seoul Olympic Park on July 11. The meeting was attended by 374 athletes in the final roster and also by Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik, as well as the head of Korea’s 2012 Olympic delegation and the chairman of ...