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Taekwondo: Brother of Brussels bomber wins European title

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AFP) – Belgian Mourad Laachraoui, the younger brother of one of the Brussels airport bombers, has won gold in the European Taekwondo Championships and will compete in this summer's Olympics. Mourad Laachraoui, brother of Najim Laachraoui, beat Spaniard Jesus Tortosa...

Updated : 2016.05.20 21:37

Ironman 70.3 Busan allows team participation

Ironman 70.3 Busan has opened its doors to team participation, the event’s public relations agency Emerson K Partners announced Wednesday. More popularly known as the Ironman Triathlon, Ironman 70.3...

Updated : 2016.05.19 17:22

Korea, Indonesia seek better cooperation in sports after MOU

Korea and Indonesia will bolster cooperation in sports as they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week following a summit between two countries. The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism confirmed Thursday that it has signed the MOU with Indonesia's Ministry of Youth ...

Updated : 2016.05.19 11:11

Lee Se-dol to leave Korean pro Go players association

Korean Go master Lee Se-dol, who is known for having faced Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo in the ancient board game, has decided to withdraw from the local professional Go players' association, apparently feeling uncomfortable about how much of a cut of his prize mon...

Updated : 2016.05.19 10:04

Park Tae-hwan has no legal grounds to take Olympic ban appeal to sports tribunal: official

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has no legal grounds to take his Olympic ban appeal to the world's top sports tribunal, a national sports official said Sunday.Park on April 26 filed an appeal for arbitration at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a Korean Olympic Committee rule ...

Updated : 2016.05.16 11:07

Hong Kong pull out the stops to defeat South Korea

Hong Kong opened their account in the Asia Rugby Championship in Incheon on Saturday, defeating South Korea 34-27 in a thrilling contest.Both teams fought hard but it was Hong Kong who stood up when it mattered, with Ben Rimene crossing for the winning try with four minutes remaining.Rimen...

Updated : 2016.05.14 16:25

Park Tae-hwan takes Olympic ban appeal to top sports tribunal

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has taken his appeal against an Olympic ban to the world's top sports tribunal, officials confirmed Saturday.Team GMP, Park's agency, said the swimmer asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for arbitration on April 26 over a Korean Olympic Committ...

Updated : 2016.05.14 11:06

Park Tae-hwan not on preliminary nat'l swimming team for Rio 2016

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan didn't make the preliminary South Korean squad for this year's Summer Olympics announced Wednesday, as he remains under a national team ban for his doping history.The Korea Swimming Federation unveiled the preliminary list of 11 male and 11 fe...

Updated : 2016.05.11 15:38

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae completes gold medal sweep at Asian Championships

South Korean Son Yeon-jae completed a gold medal sweep at the eighth Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Uzbekistan on Tuesday, brightening hopes for her first Olympic medal this summer.Son was crowned the champion in four apparatuses in Tashkent, a day after capturing her third con...

Updated : 2016.05.10 21:43

Park Tae-hwan needs motivation to compete: coach

Roh Min-sang, the coach of disgraced former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan, said Tuesday that his pupil is still training, but the lingering uncertainty surrounding the swimmer's status for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games is exerting a negative pull. Park, who recently served...

Updated : 2016.05.10 17:43

In taekwondo, South Korea and Iran are friendly rivals

South Korea is the birthplace of taekwondo and the martial art has become a dominant force in international sports including the Olympics. But if there is an Asian country that can beat South Korea at its own game, it is Iran. Despite Iran's prowess on the arena that make it such a formida...

Updated : 2016.05.10 17:41

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae wins individual all-around at Asian Championships

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae won the individual all-around at the eighth Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Uzbekistan, becoming the first athlete to triumph in the event three consecutive times.In Tashkent on Monday (local time), Son earned 73.750 points in total fro...

Updated : 2016.05.10 09:37

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae takes lead at Asian Championships

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae ranked first midway through the individual all-around at the eighth Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Uzbekistan, setting herself on course for her third straight title.In Tashkent on Sunday (local time), Son earned 36.750 points combined...

Updated : 2016.05.09 09:52

Park Tae-hwan wins 400m freestyle with 4th best time of season

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan collected his third gold medal in a local competition Wednesday with the fourth best time of the season in the men's 400-meter freestyle as he continues to rally in his first competitive swimming in 18 months. At the 88th Dong-A Swimming Comp...

Updated : 2016.04.27 14:25

Park Tae-hwan captures his second gold in local swimming

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan captured his second gold medal in a local competition Tuesday as he continues to display solid performance after an 18-month exile from competitive swimm...

Updated : 2016.04.26 21:28