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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...


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...


Mascots unveiled for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Paralym...
Jun 09, 2016
Soohorang (left) and Bandabi have been unveiled as the mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and Paralympics. The official mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have been unveiled. Soohorang is a white tiger and Bandabi is an As...


US Ambassador Lippert speaks highly of Korean baseball
Jun 09, 2016
A picture of Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to Korea, wearing a Doosan Bears cap and his son in a Samsung Lions jersey is featured in an interview published in the JoongAng Ilbo daily on June 8. The U.S. ambassador says he really likes and enjoys Korean baseball. Thoug...


Team Korea: "the goal in Rio is to place in the top 10”
Apr 28, 2016
Team Korea's uniforms are unveiled on April 27, 100 days prior to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The goal is to rank in the top 10 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this coming August, Team Korea announced on April 27, 100 days prior to the beginning of the internat...