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Torch for PyeongChang World Winter Special Olympics 201...
Jan 18, 2013
The Olympic torch for the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 has been lit in Athens, Greece ahead of the games in Korea. On January 17, 30 ancient Greek high priestesses, including 15 with intellectual disabilities, performed a splendid group dance and the flame...

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A ten-thousand-won bill brings happiness
Jan 16, 2013
Chairwoman of the Special Olympics Organizing Committee Na Kyung-won, Minister Choe Kwang-shik of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and others involved in the upcoming event take part in the PR campaign held at Seoul Plaza on January 14 for the success of the Special Olympics, chantin...

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Special Olympics raises awareness, gives hope
Jan 15, 2013
On a cold day with daytime temperature below minus ten degrees Celsius, a number of young students were under training on a cross country course in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). Despite icy, cold weather, sweat trickled down their faces. Among them were Choi Hyeong-...

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Host Town program encourages Special Olympic athletes
Jan 11, 2013
Pyeongchang, a city which rose to the surface when it won the bid to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, is now gearing up for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, slated from January 29 to February 5. Ahead of the Special Olympics, Pyeongchang came up with o...

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Hong Myung-bo, Former soccer coach named PR ambassador ...
Jan 04, 2013
Hong Myung-bo, former coach of the South Korean Olympic football team, was appointed on January 4 as goodwill ambassador for the PyeongChang Special Olympics 2013. Hong Myung-bo, (fifth from left) and Na Kyung Won (fifth from right) pose with supporters of the PyeongChang Speci...

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Taekwondo around the world
Dec 27, 2012
Taekwondo has become the world’s most practiced martial art since becoming an Olympic event in 2000. Let’s look at why taekwondo is so avidly pursued today.More and more people around the world are falling in love with all things Korean, from kimchi to K-pop songs including PSY’s...

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LA public school students show off taekwondo skills
Dec 17, 2012
Thousands of students from two major public school districts in southern California wearing white uniforms with Korean and American national flags embroidered on their chest yelled "Gamsahamnida" (thank you). Then, they showed off their taekwondo skills to their parents, teachers...

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Korean football sweeps top Asian honors
Dec 03, 2012
Korean football is strengthening its position on the Asian stage. Korea secured the top spot in five categories at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Award 2012 Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 29. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Award 201...

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Special Olympics fervor melts the winter away
Nov 28, 2012
The fervor for the Special Olympics games is melting the winter away as the world's biggest participatory multisport event is only a couple of months away. Entrance tickets for the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 recently went on sale for KRW 10,000 each. The...

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Taekwondo takes center stage in Mexico
Oct 29, 2012
As taekwondo raises its profile worldwide, it is getting recognized as a sporting event with official international approval.Kukkiwon, also known as the World Taekwondo Headquarters, showcased taekwondo demonstrations in Mexico City and Puebla on October 13 and 14 respectively to...