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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...


S. Korea welcomed into athletes' village in Rio
Aug 03, 2016
South Korea on Tuesday was welcomed into the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Summer Olympics. South Korea was joined by Honduras, Lebanon, Togo and Comoros in the welcoming ceremony. The main contingent of the South Korean delegation arrived in Rio last Wednesday...


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...


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...


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...


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...