S. Korean football ends 2016 ranked 37th

South Korean football has ended the year ranked No. 37 in the world. South Korea remained at the same spot as the previous month in the latest FIFA rankings announced Thursday.Iran topped all Asian Football Confederation (AFC) mem...

S. Korean short tracker captures World Cup title at home

GANGNEUNG -- South Korean short track star Shim Suk-hee captured her first medal of the ongoing International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating at home Saturday.Shim won the women's 1,500m final at Gangneung ...

Asian champions Jeonbuk take 5th place at FIFA Club World Cup

The Asian club football champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors took fifth place at the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating South African side the Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 on Wednesday.Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Jong-ho and Kim Shin-wook each scored...

David Villa launches football academy in Korea

Spanish football star David Villa launched his football academy in South Korea on Tuesday.Villa announced the inauguration of his DV7 Soccer Academy, which aims to help young children develop personal values through football. The ...

Park Tae-hwan grabs 3rd gold at short course worlds

South Korean swimming icon Park Tae-hwan has grabbed his third gold medal at the world's top short course competition.He won the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor, Canada,...

Teen figure skater grabs milestone medal at junior event

South Korean teenage figure skater Cha Jun-hwan captured a milestone medal at a major junior competition in France on Saturday.Cha finished third among six skaters with 225.55 total points at the 2016-2017 International Skating Un...

Park Tae-hwan grabs 2nd gold at short course worlds

Park Tae-hwan has grabbed his second gold medal at the world's top short course competition.The South Korean star won the men's 200-meter freestyle at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor, Canada, on Wedne...

PyeongChang Olympics looks to catapult Gangwon tourism

As Korea readies itself to host the country’s first ever Winter Games in Gangwon Province’s PyeongChang in 2018, the organizing committee is placing heavy emphasis on highlighting year-round tourism in the rural province.  Famo...

Park Tae-hwan wins 1st gold at short course worlds

Park Tae-hwan has grabbed his first gold medal at the world's top short course competition.The South Korean star won the men's 400-meter freestyle at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor, Canada, on Tuesda...

Major leaguer Kang Jung-ho grilled over DUI

South Korean major leaguer Kang Jung-ho was questioned by police Tuesday over allegations of fleeing the scene after causing an accident while driving under the influence (DUI) last week.Kang, an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirat...

Towering striker feels weight of football club

When Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the Asian Football Confederation Champions League last month, Kim Shin-wook was happy and relieved. The towering striker knew he had just proved he is worth the money he is paid. "After winning the ...

Major leaguer Kang Jung-ho booked for leaving scene of DUI accident

South Korean major league player Kang Jung-ho was arrested after a crash that occurred under the influence of alcohol Friday, Seoul police said.According to Gangnam Police Station in southern Seoul, Kang was booked for fleeing the...

Coach of Asian club football champs wins continental honors

Choi Kang-hee, who led South Korean football squad Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to the Asian club championship, has been named the continent's top coach of 2016.Choi won the 2016 Asian Football Confederation Men's Coach of the Year at t...

Olympic archery champion named top S. Korean female athlete of 2016

  Chang Hye-jin, a double Olympic gold medalist in archery, was named the country's top female athlete of the year Tuesday.Chang took the highest honor at the 2016 Korea Woman Sports Awards in Seoul. The 29-year-old archer won g...

PyeongChang Olympics hope to promote Korea

As the world continues to watch South Korea prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, organizers are hoping the global event will revitalize the economy and promote its advanced technology industry.Korea will play host to the...