S. Korean FIFA presidential hopeful meets potential rival

South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon said Monday he has met with a potential rival during his trip to the United States.Chung, former FIFA vice president, said he held talks with Michel Platini, head of the Union...

IOC concludes 'very good' review of PyeongChang's Winter Games preparation

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Friday it concluded "a very good" review of PyeongChang's preparations for the 2018 Winter Games, saying the South Korean host has its focus on the right places.An IOC delegation...

S. Korea replaces two injured players on Women's East Asian Cup football squad

South Korea replaced two injured players on its Women's East Asian Cup football squad Friday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said forward Yoo Young-a will miss the regional tournament with a sprained left knee, while defende...

U.S. Women's Open champ enjoying near perfect season

Fresh off her first career LPGA major victory, South Korean golfer Chun In-gee said Tuesday she's enjoying a near perfect season for herself.  At a press conference in Seoul ahead of a Korean LPGA Tour event, Chun, who captured ...

Ex-FIFA VP sets sights on top position

Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday expressed his intent to run for the world's top football job.  "I am thinking of running (for FIFA president)," Chung told Yonhap News Agency on the phone. "I will try to ush...

Head of PyeongChang Winter Games says efforts under way to cut costs

The chief organizer for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Monday that efforts are already under way to reduce the cost of running South Korea's first Winter Games.  At a press conference also marking his first anniversar...

Director for PyeongChang Winter Olympics ceremonies vows to expand cultural influence

The creative chief of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Monday he will try to stage shows that can help expand the country's cultural influence.  Song Seung-whan, actor-turned-direc...

U.S. envoy Lippert to be named honorary ambassador for S. Korean baseball league

Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to Seoul, will be named an honorary ambassador for the top South Korean baseball league, its officials announced Thursday.The Korea Baseball Organization said Lippert will be introduced as its honorar...

Central S. Korean town to host World Cup qualifier in Sept.

The central town of Hwaseong will host South Korea's World Cup qualifier against Laos this fall, the national football federation said Wednesday.Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, south of Seoul, ...

[Gwangju Universiade] Athletes bag multiple medals, set new world record

At the Gwangju Universiade which closes its 12-day run on July 14, a swimmer claimed four gold medals and an artistic gymnast hauled six medals. In addition, an archer established a new world record, while a female sprinter won bo...

[Gwangju Universiade] Gwangju Universiade confirms sports-advanced Korea: Minister

With the conclusion of the 28th world university games, the Republic of Korea (ROK) became the seventh nation to host a Summer Universiade two times or more since the first edition in Torino, Italy, in 1959. The 2003 edition was h...

[Gwangju Universiade] Athletes touch spectators with indomitable spirit

Some athletes at the Gwangju Universiade have moved spectators and other athletes with their indomitable spirit.They’ve overcome personal obstacles to represent their countries in international sports events -- with diseases, pov...

Chief S. Korean delegate delighted with 'unexpected' run to top

The head of the South Korean athletic delegation to the ongoing Universiade on Monday said he was delighted with the country's unexpected run to the top of the medal table.At a press conference, You Byong-jin said he was also happ...

Son Yeon-jae wins ball gold in rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae won the gold medal in ball at the Universiade on Monday, her third title at the competition.Son scored 18.250 points to clinch South Korea's first gold medal in the apparatus at Gwangju Women's Unive...

Newest LPGA major champ remains non-committal about U.S. tour

South Korean golfer Chun In-gee, who became the newest LPGA major champ here Sunday, remained non-committal about playing full-time on the U.S. circuit next season.Chun captured the U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club in P...