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Nat'l team lugers picked as torch bearers for PyeongChang 2018

Three national team lugers have been selected to run the torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics at home, officials said Friday.KT, a presenting partner for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games torch...

Updated : 2017.04.28 13:48

S. Korean women's football team wins Asian Cup qualifying opener in N. Korea

PYONGYANG (Joint Press Corps) -- North Korean women's national football team head coach Kim Kwang-min said Wednesday his players are ready to give their best against South Korea when the two sides go head-to-head in a qualifying match for the top Asian competition. North Korea collected t...

Updated : 2017.04.05 20:55

PyeongChang still hopeful NHL players will come to Olympics

GANGNEUNG, Gangwon Province (Yonhap) -- PyeongChang Winter Olympic organizers remained hopeful on Tuesday that National Hockey League stars will come to South Korea next year, despite the league‘s an...

Updated : 2017.04.04 13:54

Korea to approve NK's possible participation in PyeongChang Olympics

South Korea's unification ministry said Monday it plans to allow North Korea to take part in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics if Pyongyang decides to do so.On Sunday, North Korea expressed its int...

Updated : 2017.04.03 13:20

PyeongChang launches Olympic cooperation projects with Tokyo, Beijing

Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games said Friday they've launched cooperation projects with their neighbors who are also preparing to host future Olympics.PyeongChang has agreed with Tokyo,...

Updated : 2017.03.17 16:35

IOC chief says PyeongChang faces 'no real challenges' in Winter Games prep

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Friday PyeongChang, the South Korean host of the 2018 Winter Games, has done such a great job in its preparations that he doesn't "see real c...

Updated : 2017.03.17 16:27

IOC to require minimum number of doping tests for Olympic athletes

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it will require athletes to take a certain number of doping tests before taking part in the Olympic Games.The measure was part of the IOC's 12 prin...

Updated : 2017.03.16 20:47

Korean skeleton slider to battle idol for No. 1 ranking in Olympic rehearsal

South Korea's best Olympic medal hopeful in skeleton will battle his idol for the world No. 1 ranking at an Olympic rehearsal at home this week.Yun Sung-bin, currently No. 2 in men's skeleton, will be...

Updated : 2017.03.15 09:08

PyeongChang Olympics can unite Koreans amid political turmoil

With South Korea reeling from the ouster of the president, the Winter Games to be held in the country next year will help unite the people here, the global Olympic chief said Tuesday.Thomas Bach, pres...

Updated : 2017.03.14 16:12

IOC President Bach receives honorary degree at nat'l sports university

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Tuesday received an honorary doctorate from South Korea's only national sports university.Korea National Sport University conferred the doctora...

Updated : 2017.03.14 15:34

IOC President Bach to visit PyeongChang to check on Olympic preparations

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit PyeongChang this week to check on preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in the South Korean alpine town.Bach will arrive in South Kore...

Updated : 2017.03.13 09:36

Korean short tracker wins world overall title, earns Olympic berth

South Korean short track speed skater Seo Yi-ra has won his first world overall championship, earning an automatic Olympic berth in the process.Seo was crowned the overall champion at the Internationa...

Updated : 2017.03.13 09:34

PyeongChang Paralympics 1 year away with host eyeing first gold

The Paralympic test events kicked off last week with the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Gangneung. Three more test events -- the World Para Snowboard World Cup Finals, the World Para Nordic ...

Updated : 2017.03.07 15:03

Snowboarder earns 1st ever World Cup silver medal for South Korea

Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho has won South Korea’s first ever silver medal at the International Ski Federation World Cup.Lee earned silver at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Kayseri, Turkey, on Satu...

Updated : 2017.03.05 20:29

Test events reveal tasks ahead for PyeongChang Games

The ongoing test events for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have been revealing the potential problems of hosting the international event, with organizers working to address them be...

Updated : 2017.02.14 17:46