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S. Korea prepares various events to promote Korean cult...
Aug 02, 2016
South Korea will hold various events to promote traditional and contemporary Korean culture during the Rio Olympics, a government agency said Tuesday. The Korean Culture and Information Service affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said it will hold events f...

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S. Korean disabled athletes set sights on Rio Paralympi...
Aug 02, 2016
South Korean athletes and officials for the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games pose for a photo during their team launch ceremony in Seoul on Aug. 2, 2016. (Yonhap)South Korea's disabled athletes on Tuesday vowed to put in their utmost efforts at the upcoming Paralympics in Rio de J...

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S. Korean boxer remains upbeat in absence of sparring p...
Aug 02, 2016
Ham Sang-myeong, the lone South Korean boxer competing at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, has remained upbeat despite lacking a sparring partner. The bantamweight (-56kg) fighter has traveled to Brazil with only his coach, Park Si-heon, by his side. Ham only secured his Olymp...

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South-North friendships bloom in Rio
Aug 02, 2016
Team Korea's shooter Hwang Seong-eun (left) smiles as she hands a box of cookies to North Korean shooter Jo Yong-sook, at the Olympic Shooting Center in Rio de Janeiro on July 29. The photo was published on the front page of the JoongAng Ilbo, a Seoul-based newspaper, on Aug. 1. ...

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Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae begins training in Brazil
Aug 02, 2016
South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae said Monday she has begun practicing in Brazil ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, with an eye on a historic medal. Son posted a photo on Instagram of herself in practice in Sao Paulo, where she'll be working out with the Russia...

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Swimmer Park Tae-hwan arrives in Rio for shot at redemp...
Aug 01, 2016
South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics on Sunday, hoping for a shot at redemption after a tumultuous build-up to his fourth Summer Games. The 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 400m freestyle wrapped up his two-week training camp in Orl...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...