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Taekwondo's world championships open with preliminary action

MUJU -- The biennial world championships in taekwondo opened here on Saturday with early round action in the men's and women's lightest weight classes. T1 Arena inside Taekwondowon in Muju, 240 kilo...

Updated : 2017.06.25 10:04

Olympic taekwondo stars eager to renew rivalry at world championships

MUJU -- Two taekwondo stars from last year's Summer Olympics said Saturday they look forward to renewing their rivalry at the ongoing world championships in South Korea. Lee Dae-hoon of South Korea,...

Updated : 2017.06.25 10:02

World taekwondo chief hopeful of further exchanges with N. Korea

MUJU -- The South Korean leader of global taekwondo said Saturday he was hopeful the two Koreas would continue to engage in exchange programs following their historic meeting here. Choue Chung-won, ...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:58

Park Tae-hwan wins 400m freestyle title in tune-up meet for worlds

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has claimed an encouraging victory in a tune-up meet for next month's world championships. Park won the 400m freestyle title at the Sette Colli Trophy at Stadio de...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:55

Athletes welcome new rules in taekwondo

MUJU -- Taekwondo's top athletes said Saturday they welcome new scoring rules designed to make their sport more exciting and spectator-friendly. The World Taekwondo Federation World Taekwondo Champi...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:53

Host S. Korea seeks redemption at taekwondo world championships

Representatives from host South Korea will seek redemption when the biennial world championships in their traditional martial art will get underway this weekend. The 23rd edition of the World Taekwo...

Updated : 2017.06.23 14:51

Venue rearranged for N. Korean taekwondo demonstration team's S. Korean performance

A venue for an upcoming performance in South Korea by a North Korean taekwondo demonstration team was rearranged Thursday. The North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation will bring a demonst...

Updated : 2017.06.22 14:29

Stumbling blocks ahead for Koreas to assemble joint women's hockey team at PyeongChang 2018

South Korea will have plenty of stumbling blocks ahead in its bid to assemble a unified, all-Korean women's hockey team at next year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics. New Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan t...

Updated : 2017.06.22 10:10

S. Korea to seek NK participation in weightlifting competition

South Korea will seek North Korea's participation in a continental weightlifting competition to be held this fall south of the border, Seoul's sports minister said Wednesday. Do Jong-hwan, the minis...

Updated : 2017.06.21 13:44

Korea to skip world youth athletics championships for safety reasons

South Korea will not participate in an international youth athletics competition in Kenya next month due to safety reasons, the country's track and field governing body said Wednesday. The Internati...

Updated : 2017.06.21 10:06

New sports minister visits PyeongChang to check on Olympic prep

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new sports minister traveled to PyeongChang on Tuesday to check on preparations for the country's first Winter Olympics next year. Do Jong-hwan, ne...

Updated : 2017.06.20 17:41

KTO to promote 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in New York

South Korea's state-run tourism promotion body said Tuesday it will hold various events in New York this week to promote the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The Korea Tourism Organization and the ...

Updated : 2017.06.20 15:47

History awaits as Korea readies for largest-ever taekwondo worlds

The upcoming taekwondo world championships in South Korea will be a historic one on many levels, as the organizers prepare for the largest competition to date. The 2017 World Taekwondo Federation Wo...

Updated : 2017.06.20 09:50

Korean Olympic chief to run for IOC seat

The South Korean Olympic chief is running for a seat on the International Olympic Committee, an official with the top national sports body said Monday. Lee Kee-heung, president of the Korea Sport & ...

Updated : 2017.06.19 14:35

Korean hockey club hires ex-NHL head coach

A South Korean hockey club has hired a former National Hockey League head coach. The Daemyung Killer Whales in the Asia League Ice Hockey announced Monday they have signed Kevin Constantine to be th...

Updated : 2017.06.19 11:16