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S. Korean Lee Dae-hoon wins gold at taekwondo worlds

South Korean Lee Dae-hoon captured gold at the ongoing taekwondo world championships at home on Tuesday.Lee easily defeated Huang Yu-Jen of Chinese Taipei 26-8 to claim the men's under-68kg title at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Taekwondo Championships at Taekwondowon's T1 Are...

Updated : 2017.06.27 21:38

2 Koreans secure bronze at taekwondo world championships

MUJU -- Two South Koreans secured at least bronze medals at the ongoing taekwondo world championships on Tuesday.An Sae-bom in the women's over-73kg and Jeong Yun-jo in the men's under-58kg each made ...

Updated : 2017.06.27 18:17

Sliding sports venue for PyeongChang 2018 renamed

The sliding sports venue for next year's Winter Games in South Korea has been renamed to include the word "Olympic," the event's organizers said Tuesday.The organizing committee for the PyeongChang Wi...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:45

Kim Kuk-young breaks 100m nat'l record

South Korean sprinter Kim Kuk-young set the men's 100m national record with 10.07 seconds on Tuesday.Kim won the men's 100m final at the Korea Open International Athletics Competition in Jeongseon, so...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:37

Japan-based golf star named honorary ambassador for PyeongChang 2018

Japan-based South Korean golfer Lee Bo-mee was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday.In a ceremony held in Seoul, Lee joined a slew of other sporting stars a...

Updated : 2017.06.27 11:53

Ex-Boston Marathon champion Suh Yun-bok passes away

Suh Yun-bok, who won the 1947 Boston Marathon with a world record time, passed away on Tuesday. He was 94 years old.The Korea Association of Athletics Federations said Suh died of natural causes at ar...

Updated : 2017.06.27 11:23

2 S. Koreans secure at least bronze at taekwondo world championships

Two-time world champion Lee Dae-hoon secured at least a bronze medal at the ongoing taekwondo world championships on Monday.Lee, competing in the men's under-68kg, was one of two South Koreans to reac...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:09

S. Korean wushu body invites N. Korea to youth competition

The South Korean wushu governing body said Monday it has invited North Korean athletes to an upcoming youth competition south of the border.The Korea Wushu Association said it wants to host a North Ko...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:05

Chung Hyeon to skip Wimbledon with ankle injury

South Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon will skip next month's Wimbledon with an ankle injury, his agency announced Monday.IMG said a left ankle injury will keep world No. 54 out of the third Grand Sla...

Updated : 2017.06.26 15:36

Kim Tae-hun wins 3rd straight gold at taekwondo worlds

South Korea's Kim Tae-hun won his third straight gold medal at taekwondo's biennial world championships on Sunday.Kim defeated Armin Hadipour Seighalani of Iran 10-6 to claim the men's under-54kg titl...

Updated : 2017.06.26 10:13

Park Tae-hwan off podium to close out world championships tune-up

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has finished off the podium in his final two races in his world championships tune-up in Italy.Park ranked fourth in the men's 800-meter freestyle at the Sette Colli...

Updated : 2017.06.26 10:05

Korean Olympic champion ousted in quarterfinals at taekwondo worlds

MUJU -- South Korean Olympic taekwondo champion Kim So-hui was ousted in the quarterfinals of the world championships at home on Sunday.Kim, competing in the women's under-49kg, was one of two South K...

Updated : 2017.06.25 17:44

Sprinter Kim Kuk-young breaks nat'l 100m record

South Korean sprinter Kim Kuk-young broke his own national record in the men's 100m dash on Sunday.Kim clocked at 10.13 seconds in the 100m semifinals at the KBS Cup National Athletics Championships i...

Updated : 2017.06.25 15:22

[Eye Plus] Fast and furious -- into the world of car racing

Roaring at the starting line, dozens of racing cars blast off at Everland Speedway in Yongin, south of Seoul. It is Sunday, July 18, of the final round of CJ Korea Express Super Race Championship, one...

Updated : 2017.06.25 13:47

Veteran taekwondo practitioner still driven, enjoys competition

MUJU -- At age 29, South Korean taekwondo practitioner Oh Hye-ri isn't exactly a young pup in a sport that requires endurance, strength and speed, not to mention an array of other skills.But Oh, who w...

Updated : 2017.06.25 11:00