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Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae sets sights on Olympics
Jan 09, 2012
In recent years, several of Korea’s young female athletes have received the spotlight at home and abroad for the charm and flourish with which they distinguish themselves in sports historically led by European athletes. Along with figure skating, which is dominated internationall...


Chuncheon Marathon receives Gold Label
Dec 26, 2011
The Chuncheon International Marathon, Korea’s second oldest marathon, has been elevated to the top level of international road races, acquiring the IAAF Gold Label from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The Chuncheon Marathon is the second marathon in...


Korea wins at 2011 World Cyber Games
Dec 15, 2011
11th WCG was held in Bexco, Busan from December 8 to 11.  (Photo: Yonhap News)Korean competitors took home four gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal at this year’s World Cyber Games (WCG), the world’s largest electronic sports tournament. Eight years after Ko...


Victor Korea Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championships un...
Dec 08, 2011
The 2011 Hwasun Victor Korea Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championships are being held in Hwasun, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) from December 6 until 11. The event is classified a level 3 tournament by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), one level below Super Series. With ...


World Ssireum competition for strongman title held in G...
Dec 05, 2011
Sanjaadanba Chimedregzengiin from Mongolia, Curtis Johnson from the U.S., Hwang Gyu-yeon, and Marcos Ledesma Perez from Spain (Photo: Korea Ssireum Association)Local and international athletes competed for the strongman title in the World Ssireum Championship at Gimcheon, Gyeongs...


Ski resorts in Korea open for season 2011-12
Nov 23, 2011
High 1 Ski Resort opened on Nov.23. (Photo: Yonhap News)As the ski season begins, most of Korea’s ski resorts have recently opened for the 2011-2012 season. On November 16, the first resorts to open for the season were Yongpyong Resort and Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do....


Baseball fever heats up at the 2011 Korean Series
Nov 03, 2011
Foreign students attended a baseball game in Jamsil park (Photo: Yonhap) The 2011 Korean Series wrapped up on October 31 with the Samsung Lions taking their place as the champions of Korean professional baseball in 2011. The seven-game playoffs between the Samsung Lions and...


F1 Korean Grand Prix successfully wraps up
Oct 17, 2011
Hosted for the second time in Korea, the 2011 Formula 1 Korea Grand Prix successfully wrapped up on October 16 at Yeongam, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province).On October 16, the day of the final race, more than 80,000 F1 fans visited Yeongam to see the exciting matches. Around 1...


Pyeongchang to offer high speed rail ahead of 2018 Wint...
Sep 30, 2011
Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang (Photo courtesy of Alpensia Resort)The Korean government will enhance transportation infrastructure to support Pyeongchang, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The construction of Korea’s rapid-transit rail system, better known as Korea Train eXpress ...


2011 F1 Korean Grand Prix 3 weeks away
Sep 27, 2011
As the 2011 F1 Korean Grand Prix is less than a month away, final preparations are being made, such as signing sponsorships with major companies and completing reinforcement work on the facilities. The F1 Korean Grand Prix Organizing Committee announced on September 18 that two ...