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S. Korean Yoon Jin-hee wins bronze in women's weightlif...
Aug 08, 2016
Yoon Jin-hee of South Korea competes during the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 6. (Yonhap News)RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean weightlifter Yoon Jin-hee won bronze in the wo...

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Judoka Jeong Bo-kyeong wins silver for S. Korea's first...
Aug 07, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- Judoka Jeong Bo-kyeong won silver for South Korea's first medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Saturday.Jeong lost to Paula Pareto of Argentina in the final of the women's -48kg at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio.Jeong's medal came after South Korean ...

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Men's archery team wins S. Korea's first gold in Rio
Aug 07, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean men's archery team won the country's first gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Saturday.The trio of Kim Woo-jin, Ku Bon-chan and Lee Seung-yun defeated the United States team of Brady Ellison, Zach Garrett and Jake Kami...

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S. Korean delegation greeted by U.N. chief at Rio openi...
Aug 06, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean delegation to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was greeted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the opening ceremony Friday. South Korea was the 52nd country to appear in "Parade of Nations" in accordance with the Portuguese al...

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Rio Olympics opens under cloud of budget, security prob...
Aug 06, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) -- The 31st Summer Olympic Games opened Friday with the host city Rio de Janeiro besieged by a series of persistent problems.The opening ceremony of the first Olympics in South America took place at the iconic, 78,050-capacity Maracana Stadium, ce...

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Female archers looking to stay undefeated in team event
Aug 06, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will try to extend its undefeated run in the Olympic women's archery team event on Sunday. The women's team competition was introduced at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and South Korea has won all seven gold medals so far. The trio of K...

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S. Koreans finish 1-2-3 in women's archery preliminarie...
Aug 06, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Koreans claimed the top three positions in women's archery preliminaries at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday.World No. 1 Choi Mi-sun topped the field with 669 points in the 72-arrow event, followed by Chang Hye-jin (666 points) and Ki...

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S. Korea to 'go all-in' vs. Germany in men's football: ...
Aug 05, 2016
In light of his team's rout of Fiji on Thursday to open the men's football tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong said he can now go "all-in" versus Germany in the next match. South Korea hammered Fiji 8-0 at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador...

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Culture minister meets with taekwondo athletes before O...
Aug 05, 2016
South Korea's culture minister met with the country's taekwondo athletes in Sao Paulo on Thursday, wishing them success at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Kim Jong-deok, who is in Brazil to represent the South Korean government at...

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Ex-S. Korean football coach behind South Sudan's entry ...
Aug 05, 2016
It's a "miracle" for war-torn South Sudan to even be in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics, says a former South Korean football coach who helped make it happen. South Sudan became the 206th country to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last August, and...