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Gov't to promote athlete representation in efforts to grow sports industry

The government announced Wednesday it would encourage athlete representation in domestic professional sports as part of its efforts to develop the national sports industry. South Korea said despite ...

Updated : 2016.02.17 15:22

Nat'l anti-doping agency to oversee drug testing for professional sports

South Korea's national anti-doping body said Monday it will oversee drug testing for all major professional sports starting this year, taking over the reins from the respective leagues. The Korea An...

Updated : 2016.02.15 20:57

Korea's Lee Seung-hoon takes world speed skating title in mass start

South Korea's Lee Seung-hoon captured his first world speed skating title in mass start with a late burst in Russia on Sunday. Lee won the men's mass start at the International Skating Union World S...

Updated : 2016.02.15 09:33

Korean tandem finish 7th at bobsleigh worlds

The South Korean two-man bobsleigh team of Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo finished seventh at the world championship in Austria on Sunday. Won, the pilot, and Seo, his brakeman, posted a time of 3 m...

Updated : 2016.02.15 09:19

Olympic speed skating champ Lee Sang-hwa captures 3rd world title

Two-time Olympic speed skating champion Lee Sang-hwa captured her third world title on Saturday in Russia. Lee won the women's 500 meter gold medal at the International Skating Union World Single Di...

Updated : 2016.02.14 09:46

Ex-Olympic champ Lee Seung-hoon well off podium at speed skating worlds

Former Olympic speed skating gold medalist Lee Seung-hoon finished well off the podium at the world championships in Russia on Thursday. Lee finished 10th among 12 skaters in the men's 10,000 meters...

Updated : 2016.02.12 10:12

Olympic speed skating champ Lee Sang-hwa seeking 3rd world title in 500m

Two-time reigning Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa will be chasing her third world speed skating title in the women's 500 meters in Russia this weekend. Lee will race at the International Skating Union...

Updated : 2016.02.11 13:13

World's No. 1 men's badminton duo perfect foils for each other

As the world's No. 1-ranked men's badminton doubles tandem, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong of South Korea will be carrying the weight of the nation when this year's Summer Olympics kicks off in Rio ...

Updated : 2016.02.11 10:25

Djokovic thrashes Murray for sixth Aussie Open title

MELBOURNE (AFP) -- World number one Novak Djokovic hammered a misfiring Andy Murray in straight sets to win a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title and strengthen his grip on men's tennis on S...

Updated : 2016.01.31 21:30

[Newsmaker] Korea clinches Olympic soccer berth

DOHA (Yonhap) ― South Korea clinched a record eighth straight Olympic men’s football berth on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Qatar at the Asian qualification tournament. Midfielder Kwon Chang-hoo...

Updated : 2016.01.27 20:13

Alpine skiing venue officially opens for competition

A South Korean alpine skiing venue for an upcoming Winter Games test event officially opened Friday, two days after receiving its approval from the sport's international governing body. The Jeongseo...

Updated : 2016.01.22 16:08

Gov't, ski federation to strengthen efforts for first Olympic medal on snow

The government and the national skiing federation said Friday they will strengthen their efforts to raise South Korea's competitiveness in Olympic snow events at home. Kim Jong-deok, minister of cul...

Updated : 2016.01.22 16:05

Slugger Eric Thames sets sight on 2nd straight MVP award in Korean baseball

After enjoying a historic 2015 season en route to capturing his first MVP in South Korean baseball, NC Dinos slugger Eric Thames has already set his sights on winning the highest individual honor for...

Updated : 2016.01.21 11:08

Alpine skiing venue approved for Olympic test event

The South Korean alpine skiing venue has been officially approved for an upcoming Olympic test event, officials said Wednesday. The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said...

Updated : 2016.01.20 17:47

Korean Chung Hyeon loses to Djokovic at Australian Open

South Korean teenager Chung Hyeon fell to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the opening round of the Australian Open tennis championships Monday. Djokovic, the five-time champ of the se...

Updated : 2016.01.18 15:57