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World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2011 begins on Aug. 10
Aug 10, 2011
The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2011, a large-scale international festival for taekwondo practitioners, began on August 10 in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province. More than 3,700 people from around the globe will participate in a total of 52 competitions in 11 events over the course of th...


6th National Marine Sports Games to be held in Namhae
Aug 09, 2011
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs will host the sixth National Marine Sports Games Namhae 2011 from August 12 to 15 at Sangju Silver Sand Beach and Songjeong Solbaram Beach in Namhae County. (Photo: official website of the National Marine S...


Cultural events, festivals to delight Daegu IAAF Champi...
Aug 09, 2011
The city of Daegu will greet visitors for the upcoming Daegu International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships with festivals and cultural programs during the IAAF Championships from August 27 to September 4.These festivals include a temple stay progra...


3rd World Youth Taekwondo Camp
Aug 08, 2011
The third World Youth Taekwondo Camp, organized by the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), was held from August 1 to 6 in Muju, North Jeolla Province, and in Seoul. The camp is for young people to learn about both Korean culture and taekwondo thro...


Park Tae-hwan wins 400-meter freestyle at FINA World Ch...
Jul 29, 2011
Korea's best-known swimmer, Park Tae-hwan, took the gold medal in the men's 400-meter freestyle race at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai. Park finished in 3 minutes, 42.04 seconds, and Sun Yang of China came in second at 3 minutes 43.24 seconds.The 22-year old Park is a m...


Daegu IAAF Championships brings exciting events, intern...
Jul 28, 2011
Less than one month remains before the 2011 Daegu International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, where world-class athletes from around the globe will gather to compete.The upcoming championships, scheduled to take place from August 27 to September...


Athletes' dreams, visions for PyeongChang
Jul 25, 2011
Korea’s 4-man bobsleigh team led by Kang Kwang-bae, right, competes in the World Cup in Igles, Austria in the 2009-10 season. / Korea Times filePyeongChang is a small largely unknown town in Gangwon Province. When it first announced its bid to host the Winter Olympics, most forei...


Daegu ready to host World Championships in Athletics
Jul 13, 2011
The 2011 World Championships in Athletics, which will be held from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, is less than 50 days away. The event, which is organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), is considered among the world’s top sporting events, al...


2018 Winter Olympics awarded to Pyeongchang
Jul 07, 2011
After twelve years of work to host the Winter Olympics, the city of Pyeongchang in Gangwon Province finally heard its name called by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge. The city, which lost two past bids to Vancouver and Sochi, was chosen over Munich and Anne...


Pyeongchang learns its Olympic destiny on July 6
Jul 06, 2011
July 6 is a day that has been a long time coming for Pyeongchang, currently vying against Munich and Annecy to host the Winter Olympics in 2018. The Korean candidate city has submitted its third consecutive bid, making substantial efforts in the run-up to the International Olympi...