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Muju reborn as Taekwondo center
Sep 11, 2014
The Taekwondowon recently opened as a sacred place for Taekwondo, the martial art of 80 million adherents worldwide. The opening ceremony was held in Muju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), on September 4, heralding the historic birth of a holy place for Taekwondo. The T...


Harbor seals become mascots for Incheon games
Sep 02, 2014
Smiley-faced seals wave, greeting visitors. They are Vichuon, Barame and Chumuro, the mascots for the upcoming Incheon Asian Games 2014. The cute seal siblings were modeled after harbor seals, a rare species that lives near Baengnyeongdo Island in the Yellow Sea. The eldest among...


Korea puts on world-class performance in men’s badminto...
Sep 02, 2014
Badminton players salute the flag as they listen to the national anthem after winning gold, silver and bronze medals in the men’s doubles at the Li Ning BWF World Championships 2014, at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on August 31. (photo: Yonhap News)Three pairs...


One more step toward Asian games
Sep 01, 2014
Sancheong residents carry the torch for the 17th Incheon Asian Games on August 29. (photo courtesy of the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee) Everything is on track for the sporting festival in honor of the world's 4.5 billion Asians. The torch relay for the 2014 Incheon As...


"Show us the charm of sports for the disabled"
Sep 01, 2014
Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism Kim Jongdeok has expressed his hopes for a great competition and has wished the best of luck to the Korean national athletes heading to the Incheon Asian Para Games 2014. “Please show us the charm of disabled sports as you put on your bes...


Incheon games to show "One Asia with Korean beauty"
Aug 28, 2014
“We will present a festival where all can enjoy, with sympathy and harmony,” said Im Kwon-taek, one of Korea’s top filmmakers, who will supervise and produce both the opening and closing ceremonies. Director Im was speaking during a press conference held at the National Museum of...


Asian games ready to go in Incheon
Aug 27, 2014
Less than four weeks remain before the beginning of the Incheon Asian Games 2014. In readiness for the upcoming party that will include the whole of Asia, gymnasiums, athletes’ villages and other related facilities are in the final stages of preparation. The Incheon Asian Games O...


'Play well with confidence,' president salutes athletes
Aug 26, 2014
With only 25 days to go until the Incheon Asian Games 2014, President Park Geun-hye visited the Korea National Training Center in Taeneung, Seoul, on August 25 to encourage the Korean national athletes. President Park received a briefing from Choi Jong-sam, the head of the countr...


Remarkable achievement after 29 years: Little baseball ...
Aug 25, 2014
29 years, and a complete victory in all 11 games. These two numbers will be meaningful in Korean baseball history. The team won the championship game of the 2014 Little League World Series that took place on August 24 at Lamade Stadium in south Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by ...


Ryu wins down-to-the-wire LPGA victory
Aug 25, 2014
Ryu So-yeon kisses a trophy after winning the LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario, on August 24. (photo: Yonhap News)Golfer Ryu So-yeon picked up her third LPGA trophy on August 24 (local time in Ontario, Canada). She kissed h...