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Korean men looking for fast start at hockey worlds

South Korea will be looking for a quick start at the men's hockey world championship opening in Ukraine this weekend. Coached by former National Hockey League defenseman Jim Paek, South Korea will c...

Updated : 2017.04.20 09:29

PyeongChang 2018 organizers call test events success, with some work to be done

Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games said Tuesday their Olympic test events over the past 14 months have mostly been a success, though there's still room for improvement before the real co...

Updated : 2017.04.18 13:47

Men's nat'l hockey team departs for site of world championship

The South Korean men's hockey team on Tuesday departed for Ukraine, the site of the upcoming world championship, with an eye on a promotion to the sport's highest division next year. Coached by form...

Updated : 2017.04.18 09:06

Torch relay for PyeongChang 2018 to start in Nov.

The torch relay for the first Winter Olympics in South Korea will begin on the day when the countdown reaches 100 days, the event's organizers said Monday. The organizing committee for the 2018 Pyeo...

Updated : 2017.04.17 11:04

Govt. confirms additional budget for Korean athletes at PyeongChang Olympics

The South Korean government on Monday said it will earmark an additional 2 billion won ($1.75 million) to fund athletes' training and help their preparations for next year's Winter Olympics at home. ...

Updated : 2017.04.17 09:32

Japanese figure skating star Mao Asada bids farewell

TOKYO (AP) -- One of Japan’s most popular athletes should have known she couldn’t leave quietly: Mao Asada’s press conference Wednesday to officially announce her retirement from figure skating at...

Updated : 2017.04.12 17:03

Anyang Halla win 2nd straight Asian hockey title

ANYANG, South Korea -- South Korean club Anyang Halla captured their second straight Asian hockey title with an overtime victory at home on Tuesday. Kim Ki-sung scored the championship-clinching goa...

Updated : 2017.04.12 10:01

Badminton star Lee Yong-dae welcomes daughter

Korean badminton player Lee Yong-dae became a father Monday. Lee shared the moment with fans via his Instagram account. “Han-bang’s mom went through difficulties during the delivery, but she made ...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:24

World figure skating champ Mao Asada retires

TOKYO -- Japanese figure skater Mao Asada is retiring. The 26-year-old Asada, the three-time world champion, says she lost her motivation after underperforming last season. She noted her best perfo...

Updated : 2017.04.11 15:19

With world title,Korean women‘s hockey takes another step forward before Olympics

By winning the world championship on home ice last weekend, South Korean women's hockey took a giant step forward in its build-up for its Olympic debut next year. South Korea defeated the Netherland...

Updated : 2017.04.10 09:12

Two-time world champion wins women's short track Olympic trials

Two-time world overall champion Choi Min-jeong won the women's Olympic short track trials with ease on Saturday, while upsets abounded on the men's side. Choi won both the 1,000m and 1,500m super fi...

Updated : 2017.04.09 21:34

N. Korean hockey disappointment despite closing win at women's worlds in S. Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Yonhap) -- Once a strong women's hockey nation, North Korea has fallen on hard times of late, barely able to stay afloat in the fourth-tier international competition. It took...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:43

Korean hockey players rejoice over world title, want to keep improving

South Korean players rejoiced over their women's hockey world championship on Saturday, but they didn't lose sight of a bigger goal amid the celebration. South Korea shut out the Netherlands 2-0 to ...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:35

S. Korea coach lauds players' mental maturity in winning world

South Korean national women's hockey coach Sarah Murray said Saturday her players' improved mental maturity was key to the team's world title won on home ice. South Korea blanked the Netherlands 2-0...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:32

Korea wins women's hockey world championship

South Korea captured a world title in women's hockey on home ice on Saturday. South Korea defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in an intense battle to win the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's Wor...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:30