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New competition scheduled for Korea's top archers

The national archery governing body said Tuesday it will hold a new competition pitting the top homegrown archers against each other this fall.The Korea Archery Association said the event, tentatively titled "Korea Archery Competition 2016," will be held from Oct. 20 to 22. After the offic...

Updated : 2016.08.30 11:21

Integrated nat'l sports body to have new face for president

South Korea's top sports body will see new faces running for its presidency as the current leaders have decided not to enter the race.Kang Young-joong, who is the co-chief of the integrated Korean Olympic Committee along with Kim Jung-haeng, said Friday he will not enter the sports body's ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 10:23

Korean goalie to depart for NWHL

South Korean goaltender Shin So-jung will depart for American women's professional ice hockey league this week, officials here said Thursday. Shin, 26, became the first South Korean to play in the National Women's Hockey League last month after she signed a contract with the New York Rivet...

Updated : 2016.08.26 09:47

Despite lack of training, Park Tae-hwan hopeful for medal in Rio

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan is worried that time may just be his biggest enemy as he gears up for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics next month. Still, it doesn‘t mean he has lost any hope of...

Updated : 2016.07.14 20:03

Incheon looking to host top Asian sports body headquarters

South Korean city Incheon is looking to host the headquarters of the top Asian sports governing body in a bid to raise the city's international profile, officials said Friday.The Incheon municipal government said it has recently submitted an offer to the Olympic Council of Asia that the ci...

Updated : 2016.07.08 11:47

Ironman triathlon to take place in Chungju

An Ironman triathlon is set to take place in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, on Aug. 14. The Ironman 70.3 Chungju includes a 1.9-kilometer swimming course, 90.1-kilometer cycling course and 21.1-...

Updated : 2016.07.04 18:00

Former world judo champ Wang Ki-chun to retire

Former world judo champion Wang Ki-chun on Friday said he plans to retire from international competition and prepare for a coaching career.Wang said he will end his national team career and work as a ...

Updated : 2016.06.24 13:24

Park Tae-hwan to take legal steps in S. Korea over Olympic ban

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan is taking legal steps at home in addition to his international appeal over an Olympic ban. Park's legal representatives said on Thursday they have appli...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:39

International surfing championship comes to Busan

The 8th Busan Mayor’s Cup International Surfing Championship will take place at Busan’s Haeundae beach from Friday to Sunday. Busan Metropolitan City anticipated more than 400 surfers from five coun...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:00

Korean archer ties world record

South Korean archer Choi Mi-sun has tied a world record in women's recurve in the run-up to the Rio de Janeiro Summer, brightening the prospects for her first Olympic medal. (Yonhap)Choi scored 686 ou...

Updated : 2016.06.15 11:26

Son Yeon-jae marks career-high scores in Spain

 Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae established a personal best in the individual all-around at an International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) competition in Spain on Saturday (local time), but fa...

Updated : 2016.06.05 10:44

PyeongChang announces white tiger as mascot

A white tiger, a mythological guardian in South Korean folklore, will be the mascot for the country's first Winter Olympics in 2018.The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paraly...

Updated : 2016.06.02 20:07

Son Yeon-jae wraps up Sofia World Cup with four more medals

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae captured four medals at an International Federation of Gymnastics competition in Bulgaria on Sunday (local time), including a gold in clubs. At the season's sixth FIG World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, Son scored 18.550 points in clubs to finish atop t...

Updated : 2016.05.30 09:17

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