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S. Korea readying for final Olympic football tune-up
Jul 29, 2016
The South Korean men's Olympic football team will face Sweden in their final tune-up for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games as they aim to test their tactics and push players to regain their form. The match will take place at Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo at 8 p.m. Friday (8 a.m. Sa...


Team Korea’s Rio journey begins in earnest
Jul 29, 2016
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are just around the corner, just one week away. The international sporting event will begin with an opening ceremony on Aug. 6 and run until Aug. 22. Team Korea will compete with athletes from all around the world in a total of 24 events during the...


First batch of S. Korean Olympic delegation arrives in ...
Jul 28, 2016
The first contingent of South Korea's 331-member Olympic squad arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday.The group, consisting of 97 athletes and 23 sports officials, departed from Incheon International Airport aboard a chartered flight. They stopped over in Dubai before la...


First contingent of S. Korean Olympic delegation to lea...
Jul 27, 2016
The first contingent of the South Korean delegation to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics left for Brazil Wednesday, beginning the quest for another strong performance at the quadrennial competition. The chartered flight carrying 159 athletes, officials and journalists departed f...


Taekwondo adopts new rules for Rio Olympics
Jul 26, 2016
The Korean traditional martial art of taekwondo has adopted a series of new rules for next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics designed to bring more transparency and excitement to the event.The Seoul-based World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) announced these changes at a press conferenc...


Male archers bring youthful exuberance to Olympics
Jul 25, 2016
Archery is a perennial Olympic goldmine for South Korea, and each edition of the Summer Games brings with it a huge amount of pressure on the athletes to live up to lofty expectations. In the men's team event, South Korea had won three straight Olympic titles before settling for ...


Olympic footballers kick off training in Brazil
Jul 21, 2016
The South Korean Olympic football players exercise at a football field near Bourbon Atibaia Resort in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 20, 2016.The South Korean men’s Olympic football team have started training in Brazil for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. The Korea Football Associat...


Team Korea embarks on Rio medals quest
Jul 20, 2016
The squad of national athletes for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games poses for a photo with Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok and President of the Korean Olympic Committee Kim Jung-haeng on July 19 in Seoul, as it prepares to head to Braz...


Park Tae-hwan leaves for U.S., aims for medal in Rio
Jul 18, 2016
South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan on Sunday said he aims to return from the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with a medal. Speaking to reporters at Incheon International Airport earlier in the day, the 27-year-old former Olympic champion said he wants to come back home with a ...

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Team Korea to bring honor to nation: president
Jul 07, 2016
President Park Geun-hye gives words of encouragement to the national weightlifting squad at the Taereung Training Center in Seoul on July 6. On July 6, President Park Geun-hye offered words of encouragement to the nation's athletes who will compete in the upcoming R...