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World Cup heats up early morning Seoul
Jun 18, 2014
Football is a sport that certainly has the power to bring people together. On the morning of June 18, cheers and shouts from spectators of all sexes and ages heated up the brisk summer morning of the city, as they all fixed their eyes on the large screen above them in Gwanghawmun...


Korean national soccer team gears up for World Cup
Jun 13, 2014
The streets of Brazil are now covered in green and yellow as fans wearing the Brazilian national uniform have started crowding the streets.The 20th FIFA World Cup kicked off in Brazil on June 13 with an opening game between the host Brazil and Croatia. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1...


Tour de Korea 2014 enters stage 3
Jun 10, 2014
Tour de Korea 2014, Korea's largest annual road cycling race, is well underway. Kicked off on June 8, this year's cycling competition hosts 200 cyclists from 20 countries. Gathered at Misari Regatta Park in Hanam, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), on the first day, the cyclists...


Korea aims for quarter-finals in Brazil
May 30, 2014
Players on the Korean national soccer team are presented to the crowd on May 29 as they carry a huge Taegeukgi, the Korean national flag. (photo: Jeon So-hyang, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)The Korean national soccer team has set itself the goal of making it to the qua...


Ryu Hyun-jin, guardian angel of Dodger mound
May 28, 2014
It was sad, but close to perfect. The Los Angeles Dodgers' starting pitcher, Ryu Hyun-jin, gave one of his best pitching performances against the Cincinnati Reds at a home game on May 27. Ryu threw a nearly perfect game, without letting any hitters get on base in ...


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...