Korean athletes return home from Rio Olympics

The main contingent of South Korean athletes to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics came home to a heroes' welcome Wednesday after 17 days of competition in Brazil.The group made up of 70 athletes and sports officials arrived at Incheon I...

Korean athletes depart for Rio Paralympics

South Korea's main delegation for the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics departed Tuesday as they begin the quest for a solid performance at the quadrennial competition.Eighty athletes from seven sports -- swimming, archery, judo, tennis,...

Golfer Park In-bee returns home with Olympic gold

Olympic golf champion Park In-bee returned home to South Korea to a hero's welcome on Tuesday. Park was crowned the first Olympic women's golf champion in 116 years, with a comfortable five-shot victory over the world No. 1 Lydia ...

Korea unveil football squad for World Cup qualifiers in Sept.

South Korea on Monday unveiled the 21-man squad for their final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup next month.South Korea, ranked 48th in the latest FIFA world rankings, will host No. 78 China at Seoul World Cup...

Rio de Janeiro celebrates athletic feats with Brazilian music as Olympic Games end

Olympics closing ceremony (Park Hae-mook/The Korea Herald)The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics drew to a conclusion Sunday with a closing ceremony celebrating great athletic feats with Brazilian music.At the iconic Maracana Stadium, t...

Korean archers, pistol shooter make Olympic history

South Korean archers and a veteran pistol shooter were on target at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, as they made their way into the record books.South Korea completed an unprecedented title sweep in archery.It all started with th...

Korea comes up short of gold medal target in Rio

With a combination of a slow start and underachieving athletes, South Korea came short of its gold medal target at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The Rio Games drew to a conclusion Sunday, with 306 gold medals handed out in 28 sports...

New stars emerge, veterans fall in Rio

At every Olympics, new stars will emerge, while others will fade away. South Korea saw fresh faces step up as heroes at the Rio de Janeiro Games, but former Olympic champions failed to deliver on their promise of medals.  (Park H...

North Korea disappoints in Rio

Before the start of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Yun Yong-bok, a senior North Korean sports official, offered a bold prediction on his country's performance."We didn't come all the way here to win a meager five gold medals," Yun s...

PyeongChang impressed with 'low-cost, high-efficiency'

The chief organizer of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Sunday singled out the "low-cost, high-efficiency" opening ceremony as the most impressive moment of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. construction for the 2018 PyeongC...

Koreans finish well out of contention in marathon

South Koreans Son Myeong-jun and Shim Jung-sub finished well out of medal contention in the men's marathon at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday. (Park Hae-mook/The Korea Herald)Son came in 131st among 140 runners, finishing th...

Korean rhythmic gymnast finishes fourth in all-around

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae finished fourth in the individual all-around final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Saturday. (Park Hae-mook/The Korea Herald)Son ended just shy of the country's first rhythmic gymnastic...

Taekwondo medalist grateful for bronze at final Olympics

Many athletes before him have accepted bronze medals begrudgingly, clearly not content to finish third when what they wanted was gold, but South Korean taekwondo fighter Cha Dong-min said Saturday he was grateful for his bronze.Ha...

Disappointed golfer learns from mistakes in Rio

After closing out her first Olympic golf tournament on a disappointing note in Rio de Janeiro, South Korean Kim Sei-young said Saturday she has learned from her mistakes. (Park Hae-mook/The Korea Herald)Namely, she perhaps wanted ...

LPGA star overcomes injury concern to claim Rio gold

It was only last month that South Korean LPGA star Park In-bee decided to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, despite nagging left thumb issues that had given her reservations for weeks.Golfer Park In-bee (Park Hae-mook/The Ko...