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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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


Korean Olympic uniforms receive international spotlight
Aug 04, 2016
CNN said on Aug. 1 that the uniforms worn by Korean athletes are equipped with insect repellent, as well as being both classy and stylish. Ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, international media outlets are taking a closer look at the Olympic uniforms to be worn by the South K...


S. Korean Olympic judokas arrive in Rio
Aug 04, 2016
The South Korean Olympic judo team arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, with hopes of continuing the country's strong tradition at the quadrennial event. Coached by Suh Joung-bok, the seven men and five women took a short flight from their training camp in Sao Paulo to the Oly...


Support center for S. Korean Olympians opens in Rio
Aug 04, 2016
The main support center for the South Korean delegation to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics opened on Wednesday. The Korea House, about a 15-minute drive from the athletes' village, will be a home away from home for the country's Olympians.The Korea House has a restaurant servi...


S. Korean archers practice at Rio venue for 1st time
Aug 03, 2016
South Korean archers practiced at the tournament venue of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics for the first time on Tuesday. The archery competition will take place at Sambodromo from Saturday, with separate sites for the qualification rounds and the knockout stage.Prior to Tuesda...