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Korean Go player confident of beating Google's AI

Lee Se-dol, a top-class Go player from South Korea, is known for his exceptional strategy and skills at the ancient board game, but at the same time, he is also known for his provocative comments tow...

Updated : 2016.02.23 13:03

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae wins top nat'l sports award

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae was honored with the top national sports award Monday. The 21-year-old was the recipient of the grand prize at the 62nd annual Korean Olympic Committee Awards. This was...

Updated : 2016.02.22 15:20

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae wins Grand Prix silver

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has claimed a silver medal at the Grand Prix in Russia, showing promise for a podium finish at the upcoming Olympics. Son earned a combined 72.964 points i...

Updated : 2016.02.21 15:50

Norwegian-Korean skier wins his second gold medal at Winter Youth Olympics

Cross-country skier Kim Magnus took his second gold medal at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, after winning the men's 10-kilometer free cross-country skiing on Thursday. Kim, b...

Updated : 2016.02.19 11:53

Korean Yun Sung-bin in third midway through skeleton worlds

South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin ranked third midway through the world championships on Thursday in Austria, poised for the country's first medal at the worlds. Yun had the time of 1 minute...

Updated : 2016.02.19 11:03

Court rejects arrest warrant application for Olympic weightlifting champ

A local court has rejected an arrest warrant application for former Olympic weightlifting champion Sa Jae-hyouk, who's facing assault charges. The Chuncheon District Court in Chuncheon, Gangwon Prov...

Updated : 2016.02.18 11:39

Ministry, KOC still divided over amalgamation of sports bodies

With the deadline for the establishment of a new public sports federation promoting lifestyle and everyday sports fast approaching, the government and the Korean Olympic Committee remain far apart ov...

Updated : 2016.02.18 11:18

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