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Soccer icon Park Ji-sung leaves with 'no regrets'
May 16, 2014
Star midfielder Park Ji-sung of PSV Eindhoven has left the soccer field for good. Park called an end to his soccer life on May 14 at a press conference in Suwon. He said that he has been considering retirement since February due to his worsening knee problems. Regarding his 24 ye...


Kim Yuna bids tearful goodbye
May 08, 2014
Kim Yuna, the “Queen of Figure Skating,” has now wrapped up her more than 15-year career, as she bid farewell to her fans on May 6.The 24-year-old figure skater announced her retirement from the sport earlier this year after the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. "Queen of Figure S...


Kim Yuna commemorative medals go on sale
May 02, 2014
A limited edition of commemorative medals celebrating the career of figure skating sensation Kim Yuna, the “Queen of Figure Skating,” went on sale on April 21. The Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) released one line of gold medals, two lines of...


Carrying the ‘Can Do’ spirit to PyeongChang
Mar 17, 2014
”From impossible to possible” Overcoming disabilities with passion, theatrically touching yet not exaggerating, the Sochi 2014 Paralympics came to a grand finale on March 16. Lee Seok-rae (right), mayor of Pyeongchang, waves the International Paralympic flag upon receiving i...


Gwangju gears up for 2015 Summer Universiade
Mar 14, 2014
Preperations for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade are in full swing. The international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), will kick off its 12-day run on July 3 next year, with events scheduled for Gwa...


Challenges continue in Sochi
Mar 12, 2014
The Olympic spirit of overcoming the limits we face continues to shine during the 2014 Sochi Paralympics. About 1,000 people, including athletes and staff from 45 countries, are participating in the games, being held in Sochi, Russia, from March 8 to 17. Korea sent its largest de...


You are all heroes: President Park
Mar 06, 2014
President Park Geun-hye invited the national athletes who participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics to Cheong Wa Dae on March 5 and praised them with words of encouragement during their lunch meeting. “I am so proud of your indomitable spirit and courage. You showed us how p...


Team Korea returns home from Sochi
Feb 26, 2014
Korean national athletes returned home on February 25 upon the conclusion of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The 71 athletes arrived at Incheon International Airport and received their chocolate "National Happiness Gold Medal" from the Korean Olympic Committee. Korean athlet...


WSJ publishes a poem for Kim Yuna
Feb 25, 2014
Kim Yuna waves to the crowd after her free skating performance during the ladies’ singles finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Russia, on February 21. (photo courtesy of the Korean Olympic Committee)The Wall Street Journal published a four-part poem, “Closing Ceremony, ...


Team Korea draws beautiful end to Sochi
Feb 24, 2014
A beautiful conclusion was made by the Korean national team at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The “Queen of Figure Skating,” Kim Yuna, delivered a message of peace to the world at an Olympic gala show on February 23, gracefully skating on her final global stage. Kim showcas...