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Karl wins snowboard World Cup

PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province ― Benjamin Karl of Austria won the LG FIS snowboarding World Cup title in the parallel slalom event Wednesday. The Vancouver Olympic silver medalist claimed his fourth ...

Updated : 2011.02.09 17:49

Local retailers support 2018 bid

16 companies agree to open new stores if the city wins Games bid A group of Korean retailers vowed to back PyeongChang’s bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics and signed a memorandum of understandin...

Updated : 2011.02.08 19:38

Korean athletes return home

South Korean athletes returned home Monday from the Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan, where they put together the country’s most successful Winter Asiad performance. South Korea won its all-time hi...

Updated : 2011.02.07 19:17

Titletown revival

MVP Rodgers tosses 3 TD passes as Packers drop Steelers 31-25 to win Super Bowl XLV ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) ― Forget Lombardi on Broadway. Green Bay has the newest Super Bowl hit: Aaron Rodgers. Cap...

Updated : 2011.02.07 18:38

S. Korea shines at Winter Asiad

Lee Seung-hoon, Kwak Min-jeong highlight strong weekend in Kazakhstan Korea got the Lunar New Year off to a good start by establishing itself as a winter sports powerhouse at the Winter Asian Games,...

Updated : 2011.02.06 22:45

Olympic champion Lee Seung-hoon wins third gold in Asian Games

Vancouver Olympic champion Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea won the men's 10,000-meter speed skating race at the Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan on Saturday, his third gold in this year's Asiad. Lee b...

Updated : 2011.02.06 11:27

Police watch for sex trafficking ahead of Super Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - As thousands of football fans descend on Texas for Sunday's Super Bowl, law enforcement agencies are keeping watch for a different kind of out-of-town visitor: pimps selling c...

Updated : 2011.02.03 09:29

Steelers arrive ...in playful mood

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)― Howdy, Hines. Welcome to Big D. Hines Ward was ready for a rodeo of a week leading up to the Super Bowl as he stepped off the Pittsburgh Steelers’ charter flight when the t...

Updated : 2011.02.01 17:36

Climber survives 300m mountain fall

LONDON (AFP) – A climber who fell around 300 metres from the summit of a Scottish mountain is lucky to be alive, his rescuers said Sunday. The helicopter crew sent to search for the man were astoni...

Updated : 2011.02.01 12:01

Lee Seung-hoon sets Asian record to win speed skating gold

South Korean speed skater Lee Seung-hoon won the men‘s 5,000-meter race at the Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan Monday, grabbing one of four gold medals for South Korea on the successful first day o...

Updated : 2011.01.31 22:23

Swimmer Park says he needs more work before championships

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan said Monday he will need plenty of work to stay competitive at this year's world championships. Speaking to reporters before departing to Australia to begin his tr...

Updated : 2011.01.31 15:50

Clijsters sinks Li in Aussie final

MELBOURNE (AP) ― Kim Clijsters believes she’s now earned the nickname she had for years in Australia. “I finally feel like you guys can call me ‘Aussie Kim’ because I won the title,” a teary C...

Updated : 2011.01.30 17:57

PyeongChang still confident despite loss of Gov. Lee

The head of the PyeongChang bid committee has played down the impact of the Gangwon Province Governor Lee Kwang-jae’s departure on the city’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Lee lost his post la...

Updated : 2011.01.30 17:07

No diving, please

(Photo: The Nation) More than a dozen diving sites in seven national marine parks in Thailand will be closed beginning January 21 for at least a month as authorities seek ways to arrest coral bleach...

Updated : 2011.01.30 13:19

Kim can’t wait to get back on ice

South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na said Friday she is on the right track for the world championships in March and is looking forward to returning to the ice. In an e-mail interview with her Seoul-...

Updated : 2011.01.28 18:41