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Park Tae-hwan wins 400m freestyle with 4th best time of season

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan collected his third gold medal in a local competition Wednesday with the fourth best time of the season in the men's 400-meter freestyle as he continues to rally in his first competitive swimming in 18 months. At the 88th Dong-A Swimming Comp...

Updated : 2016.04.27 14:25

Park Tae-hwan captures his second gold in local swimming

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan captured his second gold medal in a local competition Tuesday as he continues to display solid performance after an 18-month exile from competitive swimm...

Updated : 2016.04.26 21:28

Park Tae-hwan wins race in long-awaited return

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan won a race in his first competition in nearly 18 months on Monday. Park captured the men‘s 1,500m freestyle race at the 88th Dong-A Swimming Competition in Gwangju, some 330 kilometers south of Seoul. He clocked 15 minutes and 10.95 seconds....

Updated : 2016.04.25 21:17

Korean-German hockey official hoping for 'miracle' for host at PyeongChang 2018

It will take nothing short of a miracle for South Korea to defeat powerhouse Canada in men's hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. After all, South Korea will be making its first Olympic appearance by virtue of being the host, while Canada has won the past two Olympic titles, ...

Updated : 2016.04.12 16:24

Ineligible for Olympics, swimmer Park Tae-hwan undecided on entering nat'l team trials

Disgraced former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan remains undecided on entering the upcoming national team trials, after he has been ruled out of this year's Summer Games, his agency said Tuesday.Park has registered to compete in the men's 100m, 200m, 400m and 1,500m freestyle races...

Updated : 2016.04.12 10:53

International triathlon Ironman to take place in Busan

Ironman, a triathlon course that requires participants to finish a 1.9-kilometer swim, 90.1-kilometer cycling track and 21.1-kilometer marathon in under 8.5 hours, is coming to the southern port city ...

Updated : 2016.04.06 16:38

Son Yeon-jae earns personal-best score in individual all-around at Pesaro World Cup

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae established a personal best in the individual all-around at an International Federation of Gymnastics competition in Italy on Saturday but failed to grab a medal. Son earned a career-high 73.900 points in total from hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon o...

Updated : 2016.04.03 11:21

Korea struggles to maintain presence on ice

South Korea is struggling to maintain its once-high profile in figure skating. Tension is especially high now, with the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships set to take off on Wednesday in Bost...

Updated : 2016.03.29 16:14

[Newsmaker] Lydia Ko takes 11th LPGA Tour title

Lydia Ko won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara, reaffirming her position as the top player in the world heading into the first major championship of the season.Ko birdied the final three holes for h...

Updated : 2016.03.28 18:17

Korea's Anyang Halla to take on Sakhalin for Asian hockey championship

South Korean club Anyang Halla will begin its quest for its third Asian hockey championship on the weekend against their Russian rival.Anyang Halla will host Sakhalin in Game 1 of the 2015-2016 Asia League Ice Hockey (ALIH) finals at 5 p.m. Saturday at Anyang Ice Arena in Anyang, Gyeonggi ...

Updated : 2016.03.24 11:35

Yang to miss Rio Games due to injury

The reigning Olympic vault champion Yang Hak-seon is likely to miss this year's Rio de Janeiro Summer Games due to an injury, officials have said.An official from Yang's Suwon City Hall gymnastics club on late Wednesday night said the 2012 Olympic gold medalist injured his Achilles tendon ...

Updated : 2016.03.24 09:43

Son Yeon-jae marks career-high scores in Portugal

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae achieved career-high scores in ball and clubs Sunday en route to winning three medals at an International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) competition in Portugal.At the FIG World Cup in Lisbon, Son posted a career-high score of 18.550 in both ball ...

Updated : 2016.03.21 11:36

Naturalized Russian short tracker to retire after Olympics in native land

South Korean-born Russian short tracker Victor An said Friday he plans to retire after the next Winter Olympics in his native land.An, born Hyun-soo in South Korea and a Russian citizen since 2011, traveled to Seoul to receive an award from his alma mater, Korea National Sport University, ...

Updated : 2016.03.18 16:09

U.S. Go chief says emergence of new player AlphaGo 'tantalizing'

The emergence of the computer Go player AlphaGo is "tantalizing" as it showed unheard-of moves and may take humans to a higher level of the ancient board game, the president of the American Go Association said Wednesday.Andrew Okun, president of the New York-based AGA, said he was shocked ...

Updated : 2016.03.17 11:42

Korean skeleton slider eyes to win more awards

South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin said Wednesday he wants to be honored frequently in the future as he feels surreal at being in the awards ceremony.Yun was named top rookie athlete at the annual Coca-Cola Sports Awards, which has been honoring amateur athletes in the country since...

Updated : 2016.03.16 17:03