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Human beats AI
Mar 14, 2016
A human has at last defeated an artificial intelligence (AI). From the beginning, it was an insurmountable match. It was a heat between a human player and a computer program, AlphaGo, Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence program, and its 1,202 standard processing unit...


Korean bobsledders race to the top
Feb 29, 2016
“The sled ride went well.” Korean bobsledders have successfully finished the 2015-2016 season and they couldn't have wished for better results. The Korean bobsled pair Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo led the good news by securing the top place in the world and winni...


Skeleton racer Yun wins at world championships
Feb 22, 2016
Yun Sung-bin launches himself down the track during the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships on Feb. 19 in Austria. Skeleton racer Yun Sung-bin is himself just as unstoppable as is his skeleton sled as it hurtles at dreadful speeds d...


Ski, snowboard World Cup opens in Pyeongchang
Feb 19, 2016
Star skiers and snowboarders from around the world have gathered in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. These leading athletes are taking part in the International Ski Federation's (FIS) Ski/ Snowboard World Cup from Feb. 18 to 28 at Bokwang Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang. ...


National Winter Para Games begin
Feb 17, 2016
The National Winter Para Games began on Feb. 16 at the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The slogan this year is "Together, Undauntedly, Until the End." A total of 818 athletes and staff from 17 provinces and cities, the largest number ever to take part, will c...


Two speed skaters win world titles
Feb 15, 2016
Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa (middle) recaptures the women’s 500-meters title at the International Skating Union's (ISU) World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 with a record of 74.859 seconds. From left: silver medalist Brittany Bowe of the United States, Lee Sang-h...

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Hyundai backs bobsled team
Feb 04, 2016
Bobsledders Won Yun-jong (front) and Kim Jin-su (back) launch their new sled made by the Hyundai Motor Group at the Europe Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Jan. 28. Winter sports aficionados may remember Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo, the first Korean and first Asian ...


Two triathletes aim for Rio
Feb 02, 2016
"We engage in competition under the spirit of Su-Sa-Bul-Pae (수사불패, 雖死不敗)," they said, referring to the four-character slogan that translates as, "I may die, but I can't lose." The future of Korean triathlons is bright due to two 20-something athletes, Heo Min-ho and Ki...


Jincheon to house Olympic training center
Jan 29, 2016
Sports in Korea are supported by two broad pillars: sports for the common person and then elite sports. As sports for everyone are directly connected to the citizens' health and well-being, elite sports play a major role in promoting Korea around the world and creating frie...


Men's soccer team secures passage to Rio
Jan 27, 2016
In a semifinal match at the U-23 AFC championships on Jan. 27, the Korean men's national soccer team secures a dramatic 3-1 win over host Qatar. The players join each other on the pitch to celebrate their victory, sealing the country's qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio d...