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Taekwondo’s popularity grows in Latin America
Feb 28, 2013
A large crowd gathered to watch a taekwondo poomsae competition in a stadium normally used for soccer matches, in Tunja, Colombia. The 10,000-strong crowd was something unprecedented for a taekwondo match. This shows the growing popularity of the martial art in the country, and t...

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Teens from snowless nations participate in Dream Progra...
Feb 18, 2013
Over 100 teenagers from snowless countries got the chance to hone their skills in Olympic winter sports through the Dream Program. Some 163 teenagers from 39 counties were invited to Korea for 13 days from January 5 to 17, during which they participated in the program in Pyeongch...

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Learn more and you will love it, too: taekwondo
Feb 14, 2013
Taekwondo is attracting a growing number of practitioners these days, regardless of age, nationality, or gender. The Korean martial art is practiced by people from more than 200 countries and nearly eight million people hold poom-dan certificates as of October 2012, according to ...

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Taekwondo grows dreams in Africa
Feb 12, 2013
Like many teenagers in his hometown in South Africa, Johannes, 19, is from a humble background. His mother died of AIDS a long time ago. He does not know who his father is. Once he was a hot-headed boy with no respect for others but his life has changed since he started learning ...

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Sports beat reporters struck on Taekwondo
Feb 07, 2013
Taekwondo’s powerful energy, precise movements, and respectful attitude wowed a group of sports beat reporters at Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters. Last month, around ten Olympic reporters paid a visit to Korea on the occasion of the Special Olympics World Winter Games ...

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Taekwondo booms all around the world
Feb 07, 2013
Jamaican athletes have fun learning taekwondo as part of the Host Town Program held at Seoul Women’s University (SWU) on January 27 (photo: Yonhap News). There is a sport that drives you to think of Korea. It is none other than taekwondo, Korea’s representative martial art and a ...

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Pyeongchang spreads message of harmony for all
Feb 06, 2013
The Special Olympics in Pyeongchang ended with a message of hope and harmony between intellectually disabled and non-disabled around the globe. The closing ceremony of the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 took place on February 5 at Yongpyong Dome in Gangneung...

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‘Special Hands’ extends to seven countries
Feb 05, 2013
The athletes cross the finish line during the cross country running event on January 30, the first day of the Special Olympics (photo: Jeon Han). With around 3,000 participants from 106 countries, the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 are now in full swing. A s...

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Germany takes interests in Special Olympics
Jan 30, 2013
The German government and media have taken great interest in the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 to be held in South Korea between January 29 and February 5. One hundred German athletes will participate in the event in Pyeongchang and Gangneung, both in Gangw...

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2013 Special Olympics make history in Pyeongchang
Jan 30, 2013
The international winter sporting event for people with intellectual disabilities, the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 has unveiled its curtain at last. Under the theme of harmony and co-existence, the opening ceremony was held at Yongpyong Dome in Gangneung,...