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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...