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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...

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S. Korea looking to continue Olympic judo tradition
Aug 05, 2016
Judo has been one of South Korea's most consistent source of Olympic medals, and the judokas will try to keep the tradition alive in Rio de Janeiro starting this weekend. The judo competition will begin Saturday, the first day of action after the opening ceremony. Kim Won-jin in ...

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S. Korea pound Fiji 8-0 to open Olympic football tourna...
Aug 05, 2016
South Korea pounded Fiji 8-0 for a rousing start to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic football tournament on Thursday. Midfielder Ryu Seung-woo picked up a hat trick, while midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon and forward Suk Hyun-jun each grabbed a brace in Group C action at Fonte Nova Arena in ...

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Rio Olympics all about 'joy' for swimmer Park Tae-hwan
Aug 05, 2016
South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan would be the first to tell you he shouldn't be the one in the spotlight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and that suits him just fine. He does bring impressive credentials -- with four Olympic medals and two world championships -- but in his main...

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S. Korea set to begin quest for archery sweep
Aug 05, 2016
South Korea will begin its quest for an unprecedented gold medal sweep in archery with individual ranking rounds at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics on Friday. The opening ceremony is 8 p.m. Friday, but the six South Korean archers will start their campaign early. The men's ran...

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Park In-bee vows to give it all at Rio Games
Aug 04, 2016
South Korean golfer Park In-bee said on Thursday she will "give it everything" at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games as she enters her final tune-up event before traveling to Brazil. Park will compete at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters, a Korean LPGA (KLPGA) event, from Friday to Sunday a...