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S. Korea arrive in Brazilian capital for final group ma...
Aug 09, 2016
With an eye on their second consecutive Olympic knockout berth, South Korea arrived in Brasilia on Monday for their final group match at the Rio de Janeiro Games. South Korea will face Mexico at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, some 1,200 kilometers northwe...

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European Tour young gun arrives in Rio, eyes Olympic me...
Aug 09, 2016
An Byeong-hun, South Korean young gun on the European Tour, arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, eyeing a medal in golf's long-awaited return to the Olympics. "Now that I am wearing the national flag on my chest, this feels different than any other competition," An said at Galeao...

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Korea takes off in Rio
Aug 08, 2016
The Korean national team enters Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5 during the opening ceremony of the 31st Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic cauldron has now been lit for the first time in South America. With messages about the world's natural resources and climate ch...

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S. Korean An Ba-ul wins silver in judo
Aug 08, 2016
An Ba-ul (left) of Korea, silver medal, Fabio Basile of Italy, gold medal, Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan, bronze medal, and Masashi Ebinuma of Japan, bronze medal, pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's -66kg of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Judo events at the Car...

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S. Korea wins gold in women's archery team
Aug 08, 2016
South Korea's team celebrate winning the women's team archery competition at the Sambadrome venue during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 7, 2016. South Korea won the gold medals after beating Russia. (Yonhap News)RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South K...

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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...