PyeongChang Olympics organizers set up cybersecurity panel

The organizing committee of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Sunday that its has launched a cybersecurity panel to guard against possible hacking attacks.      The committee said it appointed civilian experts in t...

Park In-bee withdraws from LPGA stop after career-worst round

South Korean golfer Park In-bee has withdrawn from an LPGA Tour event in Michigan after shooting the worst round of her career.Park, ranked No. 2 in the world, carded a 12-over 84 in the first round of the LPGA Volvik Championship...

Park Tae-hwan postpones meeting with national Olympic body over Rio ban

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan on Wednesday postponed a meeting with the national Olympic body over his Summer Games ban.An official with the Korean Olympic Committee said Park's camp asked to put off the meeting indefinitely....

FC Seoul coach confident of advancing in AFC Champions League

FC Seoul head coach Choi Yong-soo said Tuesday that he is confident of reaching the quarterfinals at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League despite dropping the opening leg in the round of 16.Seoul, which reached the AF...

Korea unveil squad for friendlies vs. Spain, Czech Republic

Korea on Monday unveiled their 20-man squad for upcoming friendly matches against Spain and the Czech Republic, as some players who have been struggling with their European clubs were left out. Korea, 54th in FIFA world rankings, ...

Korean roster set for Olympic football prep tourney

Korea on Monday announced their under-23 men's football roster for an Olympic prep tournament.Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-chan was one of 23 players named to the squad, as Korea are readying to host Nigeria, Honduras and Denmark ea...

Two Korean clubs chasing quarterfinals berths at AFC Champions League

Two Korean clubs will be chasing quarterfinals berths at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League this week after failing to pick up victories in the opening legs of the round of 16.Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will host ...

Injured gymnast Yang Hak-seon gets second chance for Rio

Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Yang Hak-seon, who has been battling a foot injury since March, has been given a second chance to prove himself worthy of the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, the South Korean gymnastics associa...

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 Laachrao...

Mascot for PyeongChang Olympics to be unveiled in June

The mascot for 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is likely to be unveiled in June after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting, an official from the event's organizing committee said Friday. The official, who asked not t...

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 consists of three courses -- ...

Korean national judo team targets at least two golds in Rio

Korean national judo team aims to collect at least two gold medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, sources at the Korea Judo Association (KJA) said Thursday.Korea, the world No. 3 in the Olympic judo medal rankings with 1...

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 th...

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 fe...

Korea confirms schedule of int'l football event for Olympics

Korea will play Nigeria first in an international football tournament created as a warm-up for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the national football governing body said Wednesday.The Korea Football Association (KFA) said ...