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Former world judo champ Wang Ki-chun to retire

Former world judo champion Wang Ki-chun on Friday said he plans to retire from international competition and prepare for a coaching career.Wang said he will end his national team career and work as a ...

Updated : 2016.06.24 13:24

Park Tae-hwan to take legal steps in S. Korea over Olympic ban

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan is taking legal steps at home in addition to his international appeal over an Olympic ban. Park's legal representatives said on Thursday they have appli...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:39

International surfing championship comes to Busan

The 8th Busan Mayor’s Cup International Surfing Championship will take place at Busan’s Haeundae beach from Friday to Sunday. Busan Metropolitan City anticipated more than 400 surfers from five coun...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:00

Korean archer ties world record

South Korean archer Choi Mi-sun has tied a world record in women's recurve in the run-up to the Rio de Janeiro Summer, brightening the prospects for her first Olympic medal. (Yonhap)Choi scored 686 ou...

Updated : 2016.06.15 11:26

Son Yeon-jae marks career-high scores in Spain

 Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae established a personal best in the individual all-around at an International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) competition in Spain on Saturday (local time), but fa...

Updated : 2016.06.05 10:44

PyeongChang announces white tiger as mascot

A white tiger, a mythological guardian in South Korean folklore, will be the mascot for the country's first Winter Olympics in 2018.The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paraly...

Updated : 2016.06.02 20:07

Son Yeon-jae wraps up Sofia World Cup with four more medals

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae captured four medals at an International Federation of Gymnastics competition in Bulgaria on Sunday (local time), including a gold in clubs. At the season's sixth FIG World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, Son scored 18.550 points in clubs to finish atop t...

Updated : 2016.05.30 09:17

Taekwondo: Brother of Brussels bomber wins European title

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AFP) – Belgian Mourad Laachraoui, the younger brother of one of the Brussels airport bombers, has won gold in the European Taekwondo Championships and will compete in this summer's Olympics. Mourad Laachraoui, brother of Najim Laachraoui, beat Spaniard Jesus Tortosa...

Updated : 2016.05.20 21:37

Ironman 70.3 Busan allows team participation

Ironman 70.3 Busan has opened its doors to team participation, the event’s public relations agency Emerson K Partners announced Wednesday. More popularly known as the Ironman Triathlon, Ironman 70.3...

Updated : 2016.05.19 17:22

Korea, Indonesia seek better cooperation in sports after MOU

Korea and Indonesia will bolster cooperation in sports as they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week following a summit between two countries. The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism confirmed Thursday that it has signed the MOU with Indonesia's Ministry of Youth ...

Updated : 2016.05.19 11:11

Lee Se-dol to leave Korean pro Go players association

Korean Go master Lee Se-dol, who is known for having faced Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo in the ancient board game, has decided to withdraw from the local professional Go players' association, apparently feeling uncomfortable about how much of a cut of his prize mon...

Updated : 2016.05.19 10:04

Park Tae-hwan has no legal grounds to take Olympic ban appeal to sports tribunal: official

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has no legal grounds to take his Olympic ban appeal to the world's top sports tribunal, a national sports official said Sunday.Park on April 26 filed an appeal for arbitration at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a Korean Olympic Committee rule ...

Updated : 2016.05.16 11:07

Hong Kong pull out the stops to defeat South Korea

Hong Kong opened their account in the Asia Rugby Championship in Incheon on Saturday, defeating South Korea 34-27 in a thrilling contest.Both teams fought hard but it was Hong Kong who stood up when it mattered, with Ben Rimene crossing for the winning try with four minutes remaining.Rimen...

Updated : 2016.05.14 16:25

Park Tae-hwan takes Olympic ban appeal to top sports tribunal

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has taken his appeal against an Olympic ban to the world's top sports tribunal, officials confirmed Saturday.Team GMP, Park's agency, said the swimmer asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for arbitration on April 26 over a Korean Olympic Committ...

Updated : 2016.05.14 11:06

Park Tae-hwan not on preliminary nat'l swimming team for Rio 2016

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan didn't make the preliminary South Korean squad for this year's Summer Olympics announced Wednesday, as he remains under a national team ban for his doping history.The Korea Swimming Federation unveiled the preliminary list of 11 male and 11 fe...

Updated : 2016.05.11 15:38