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Foreign athletes naturalized to represent Team Korea
Jan 28, 2014
The world has become a global village and more integrated than ever before. Nowadays, it is easy to find non-Koreans all across the peninsula, from cultural circles to sports arenas. In sports, in particular, a number of foreign athletes have become naturalized Korean citizens an...

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Olympics team heads to Sochi
Jan 24, 2014
With only two weeks left until the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the national team attended a special launch ceremony for Team Korea on January 23. The Korean Olympic Committee held the special event at the Korea National Training Center in Taeneung, Seoul. Their goal is to rank in...

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Bobsleigh team heads to Sochi
Jan 16, 2014
The national bobsleigh team will participate in all bobsleigh events in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, for the first time in the history of Korean bobsledding. The two four-man Korean teams -- Team A led by Won Yun-jong and Team B led by Kim Dong-hyun -- qualified...

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'Enjoy your time in Sochi': President
Jan 09, 2014
President Park Geun-hye (center, front row) poses for a photo with figure skating and short track athletes at the Korea National Training Center in Taeneung, Seoul, on January 8. (Photo: Jeon Han)President Park Geun-hye visited the Korea National Training Center in Taeneung, Seou...

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Korea sends its largest ever team of Olympians to Sochi
Jan 03, 2014
The number of athletes Korea is sending to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is expected to be higher than ever before. A total of 61 Korean athletes are expected to compete in 13 Winter Olympic disciplines in Sochi, Russia, beginning on February 7. It is confirmed that 33 of those ...

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Son Heung-min top Asian footballer of 2013: ESPN
Jan 03, 2014
Leading U.S. sports channel ESPN has selected Son Heung-min of Bayer Leverkusen as its top Asian footballer of 2013. The Korean soccer player played a central role in his team’s third-place finish this year by scoring seven goals in the 2012-2013 season of the Bundesliga, Germany...

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Korea sets goal to reach World Cup quarterfinals
Dec 10, 2013
Korea is to be pitted against Russia, Algeria and Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, set to be held next June in Brazil. Korea was paired with those three countries in Group “H” in a draw held in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil on December 7. The four qualifying teams will compete again...

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Korea to host U-20 World Cup 2017
Dec 09, 2013
South Korea will host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2017, announced the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on December 5. FIFA made the announcement after a vote during its Executive Committee meeting in Costa Do Sauipe, Brazil. Vice Minister of Cultur...

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Kim Yuna to heat up Sochi Winter Olympics
Dec 09, 2013
Queen Yuna has returned. The champion figure skater touched her fans on the ice, with heightened hopes for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She won a gold medal at the Golden Spin of Zagreb in Dom Sportova, an indoor sporting in the Croatian capital, on Decembe...

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Korean luge team gears up for gold
Dec 04, 2013
Korea’s national luge team is experiencing growing pains for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Though luge is one of the official sporting events of the Winter Olympics, it isn’t very popular among Koreans. Luging has a relatively short history in Korea since its introdu...