First batch of Korean Olympic delegation arrives in Rio

The first contingent of South Korea's 331-member Olympic squad arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday.The group, consisting of 97 athletes and 23 sports officials, departed from Incheon International Airport aboard a char...

Korean football chief withdraws from election for FIFA body

South Korean football chief Chung Mong-gyu has pulled out of the election for a seat on FIFA's main decision-making body, the sport's national federation said Tuesday.Korea Football Association President Chung has informed the int...

Korean Olympic football striker diagnosed with bruised ribs

South Korean Olympic football striker Suk Hyun-jun has been diagnosed with bruised ribs following a recent practice match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games, the sport's national governing body said Tuesday.Suk's teammate, midfield...

Rio scrambles to fix Olympic Village after Australia boycott

The official opening of the Olympic Village in Rio turned to fiasco Sunday with the discovery of blocked toilets and leaky pipes, prompting Australia to call the facility “not safe or ready.”Even Brazilian athletes who were mean...

Baseball pitcher voluntarily reports match-fixing scheme

A South Korean baseball pitcher voluntarily reported that he had engaged in match-fixing schemes in 2014, the governing body of the country's professional baseball said Sunday.Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for the Kia Tiger...

Olympic footballers kick off training in Brazil

The Korean men’s Olympic football team have started training in Brazil for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.The Korea Football Association said the Olympic team had tactical training and other exercises at a football field near Bo...

Match-fixing scandal latest blow to baseball

From DUI to lewd conduct in public to match fixing, baseball, by far the nation's most popular sport, has taken a beating this year.The attendance figures in the Korea Baseball Organization may be gaudy -- just under 5 million thr...

PyeongChang to open Olympic promotional center in Rio

The organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday said they will open a promotional center in Rio de Janeiro, the site of this year's Summer Games.The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Para...

Chung Mong-gyu elected to 2nd term as football chief

Korean business executive Chung Mong-gyu has been re-elected as the national football chief.The Korea Football Association said Thursday that Chung was elected to a second term as its president by a unanimous vote of the 98 member...

Jeonbuk re-sign Brazilian striker

Korean football club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Thursday announced they have re-acquired former striker Eduardo Goncalves de Oliveira, better known as Edu, from the Chinese side Hebei China Fortune FC.Jeonbuk said they wanted Edu b...

Baseball pitcher indicted in match-fixing scandal

A Korean baseball pitcher has been indicted on charges of engaging in match-fixing schemes.Prosecutors in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, some 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul, said Thursday that Lee Tae-yang, pitcher for th...

Rangers' Choo Shin-soo headed to DL for 3rd time in '16

The Texas Rangers' Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo is headed to the disabled list for the third time this season.The Rangers placed Choo on the 15-day DL on Wednesday (local time) with inflammation in his lower back. The club said...

Cardinals' Oh Seung-hwan earns 3rd save of season

Oh Seung-hwan of the St. Louis Cardinals picked up two saves in one day with two perfect innings of work.The Korean reliever shut down the San Diego Padres in both games of the doubleheader at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Wednesd...

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea to host LPGA's int'l match play competition in 2018

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea, lying just west of the nation's capital, will host the LPGA's international match play competition in 2018.The third edition of the biennial International Crown will be the first to be played outs...

Russia says final decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

MOSCOW -- Russia's top Olympic official says he expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month's games in Rio. The International Olympic Committee is examining the legal opti...