Top organizer vows hard work in PyeongChang Games prep

The top organizer for South Korea's first Winter Games assured international Olympic officials on Saturday that he will put in the hard work necessary for the multisport competition.   PyeongChang, located some 180 kilometers ea...

S. Korean Olympic medalists apply for IOC membership candidacy

Four South Korean Olympic medalists have applied for International Olympic Committee (IOC) membership candidacy, the country's top sports body announced Friday.   The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) said former weightlifting cham...

[Newsmaker] Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Supporters celebrate while watching a broadcast of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (on screen) announcing Beijing as the host city of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, at the Olympic Park in Beijing on Friday. (...

PyeongChang faces race against time in Olympic prep: IOC official

Despite having made progress in its 2018 Winter Games preparations, South Korean host PyeongChang faces a race against time, a senior international Olympic official said Thursday.Gunilla Lindberg, head of the International Olympic...

Kazakh-Korean figure skater dreams of Olympics at home

Denis Ten has been the most accomplished figure skater to come out of Kazakhstan, having bagged an Olympic bronze and a world championships silver. Now the 22-year-old is trying to duplicate such success off the ice, as Almaty tri...

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...