Son Heung-min joins Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League

Son Heung-min has signed with Tottenham Hotspur, the English Premier League club announced Friday, making him the 13th South Korean to play in the competition.Tottenham snatched the 23-year-old wing forward from Germany-based Baye...

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain world 100m title

BEIJING (AFP) -- Jamaican Usain Bolt trumped American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title on Sunday.Bolt, also the double Olympic gold medallist and world record holder in the blue riband event, ran a season's best ...

PyeongChang Olympics organizers release sustainability report

Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang announced Thursday they've released the country's first Sustainability Report blueprint for hosting major sporting events.The report, titled "PyeongChang 2018: Opening New Hori...

Samsung heir meets IOC chief over 2018 Winter Olympics

Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of Samsung Group, has met with the head of the International Olympic Committee to discuss cooperation for the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea, industry sources said Thursday.Samsung E...

IOC President Bach to visit S. Korea

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, will visit South Korea this week to meet with sponsors of the upcoming Winter Olympics to be held here, officials said Tuesday.The organizing committee of the 2018 Win...

[Newsmaker] Chung Mong-joon in bid to clean up FIFA

Corruption, scandal, money laundering, internal strife, fraud, power and FBI investigations – the recent allegations surrounding FIFA have all the elements of a Hollywood movie.Chung Mong-joon (Yonhap)Oscar winner, producer and a...

Chung Mong-joon to stand for FIFA presidency, calls for new leadership

Veteran South Korean football administrator Chung Mong-joon announced Monday he will stand for the FIFA presidency, saying it's "time to restore common sense" at the sport's international governing body mired in corruption allegat...

Eric Thames of NC Dinos becomes first KBO player with two cycles in one season

Eric Thames of the NC Dinos on Tuesday became the first player in South Korean baseball to hit for the cycle twice in one season.The American slugger completed his second cycle of the season against the Nexen Heroes at Mokdong Sta...

S. Korean goalkeeper named best of Women's East Asian Cup

South Korean goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi has been named the best netminder of the 2015 Women's East Asian Cup football tournament.The regional competition wrapped up late Saturday with North Korea on top for the second consecutive edit...

Ki Sung-yueng suffers hamstring injury in Premier League opener

South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City injured his hamstring in the club's Premier League season opener against Chelsea, though his coach expects to have him back in the fold in the next match.Ki left the game in th...

Chung Mong-joon to announce FIFA candidacy in France

South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon said Thursday he will announce his candidacy in Paris later this month.He told a press conference in Seoul that he will officially join the race on Aug. 17 in the French capit...

Close friends set to clash in Premier League

Two of South Korea's best football imports to Europe, midfielders Ki Sung-yueng and Lee Chung-yong, will have a chance to go head-to-head in the same league for the first time during the 2015-16 Premier League season.The two close...

S. Korea plays Japan to draw at men's East Asian Cup football tourney

South Korea played its long-time rival Japan to a 1-1 draw in the men's East Asian Cup football tournament here Wednesday.   Midfielder Jang Hyun-soo put South Korea on board with a penalty in the 27th minute at Wuhan Sports Cen...

Koreans most proud of the nation's advance to World Cup

South Koreans consider the country's first-ever advance to the semifinals in the FIFA World Cup as the most honorable moment in history since the Korean liberation from Japanese colonial rule, a survey showed Wednesday.Public broa...

[Newsmaker] Park In-bee wins British Open for seventh major

As Park In-bee hunted down Ko Jin-young in the final stretch of the Women‘s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf’s record book. Par...