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Korea to face top-ranked Canada at men's hockey worlds

South Korea will take on world No. 1 Canada in its first appearance at the top men's hockey world championship next year.The International Ice Hockey Federation on Tuesday announced seedings for its t...

Updated : 2017.05.23 13:03

Speed skating uniform dispute boils over into court

The controversy surrounding the uniform for the national speed skating teams boiled over into court Monday.At loggerheads over the uniform selection process are the South Korean firm FILA Korea and th...

Updated : 2017.05.22 16:08

'No-hands' Korean climber conquers Mount Lhotse

Kim Hong-bin, who lost all of his fingers to frostbite during a climb of the West Buttress of Mount McKinley in 1991, has succeeded in reaching the summit of the world's fourth-highest spot, Mount Lho...

Updated : 2017.05.22 14:19

Korea rises 2 spots in men's hockey world rankings

South Korea has climbed two spots in the men's hockey world rankings, weeks after earning a promotion to the top-tier world championship.The International Ice Hockey Federation on Monday unveiled the ...

Updated : 2017.05.22 13:47

Taekwondo demonstration teams from Koreas to meet south of border

Taekwondo demonstration teams from the two Koreas will be reunited south of the border next month.The World Taekwondo Federation said Monday that the International Taekwondo Federation has agreed to s...

Updated : 2017.05.22 12:06

S. Korean female climber reaches top of tallest building

 South Korean climber Kim Jain on Saturday conquered the country's highest building to become the first woman to achieve the feat with her bare hands.At an event to celebrate the opening of the 123-s...

Updated : 2017.05.20 16:54

Ex-Dutch Olympic champion Bob de Jong arrives in Korea as new speed skating coach

INCHEON -- Former Dutch Olympic speed skating champion Bob de Jong arrived in South Korea on Tuesday to begin his tenure as an assistant coach of the national team here.The 40-year-old was appointed t...

Updated : 2017.05.16 17:36

Korea hockey coach Jim Paek hoping for reunion with ex-NHL teammate Jaromir Jagr

JINCHEON -- They were once teammates in the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions. One is coaching the South Korean men's national team, and the other is still playing in the National Hockey League.And i...

Updated : 2017.05.16 11:39

Ex-Korean short tracker named coach of Turkish nat'l team

ISTANBUL -- Former South Korean short track speed skater Kim Hye-kyung has been named the head coach of the Turkish national team, officials in Istanbul said Tuesday.The Turkish Ice Skating Federation...

Updated : 2017.05.16 09:41

Having tasted success, men's hockey players endure rigorous off-ice training

At first, it all seemed harmless enough: professional hockey players doing their 20-meter shuttle runs, seemingly at a leisurely pace on Monday.A few minutes passed, and as their pace picked up, more ...

Updated : 2017.05.15 17:16

After world championship success, Korean men's hockey coach tells players to stay humble

South Korean men's hockey earned a promotion to the highest level of competition in the sport last month, an unprecedented feat for a country not exactly known as a hockey hotbed.But if the players ar...

Updated : 2017.05.15 16:24

Two Korean fighters vow to win at UFC Singapore event

Two South Korean mixed martial arts fighters said Friday they are confident that they will leave the Octagon with victories at an upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship event because it's going to be...

Updated : 2017.05.12 15:45

N. Korean taekwondo demonstration team invited to world championships in S. Korea

The world’s taekwondo governing body has extended an invitation to a North Korean demonstration team to this year’s world championships to be held south of the border, its officials said Thursday.Th...

Updated : 2017.05.11 18:08

Men's hockey team to open off-ice training camp next week

Fresh off a promotion to the world's top competition, the South Korean men's national hockey team will open its off-ice training camp next week.The Korea Ice Hockey Association said Thursday the playe...

Updated : 2017.05.11 13:56

Figure skating hottest ticket for Pyeongchang 2018 after 1st phase of sales

The ladies' figure skating singles final was the hottest ticket for next year's Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea, organizers said Monday.The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Wint...

Updated : 2017.05.09 09:51