All posts tagged "Kim Yuna"

  • Kim Yuna has handled the controversy with nothing but class. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea to file judging complaint over skating star

    (Yonhap) — South Korea will file an official complaint with the international governing body for figure skating over the controversial composition of the judging panel for the ladies’ singles competition at this year’s Winter Olympics, officials said...

    • Posted March 21, 2014
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  • Yuna Sang-hwa
    Coke and a smile

    (PHOTO NEWS)  Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa, left, and figure skater Kim Yu-na were named Korea’s top athletes at the Coca Cola Sports Awards at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Wednesday. (Yonhap)

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • By Jung Min-ho

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) admitted that a quote attributed to figure skater Kim Yu-na was fabricated in a news story published on its website during the recent Sochi Olympics.

“It was originally written by one of our ‘young reporters’ (young trainee reporters from the Youth Olympic Games), but Kim Yu-na’s agent contacted us to say she felt that the quote was not accurate,” IOC media relations manager Sandrine Tonge told The Korea Times on Monday.

“We felt it was better to remove it since this was not integral to the story and we wanted to be accurate.”

In the article, Kim, 25, is described as calling Adelina Sotnikova the best skater of the competition at Sochi, where the Russian teenager edged her for the gold in a controversial decision in the women’s individual competition.

Kim, the Vancouver gold-medalist, had 219.11 points after the free skate, 5.48 points behind Sotnikova, who became her country’s first female champion ever.

The article, which was later re-edited, is titled “Youth Olympic Games inspire Sochi successes” and quoted Kim as saying, “She (Sotnikova)’s a highly technical skater and was very difficult to beat tonight. I saw her in Innsbruck as part of my role as Games ambassador. ... We both battled for gold tonight, but she managed to come out on top. ... She put on a great show.”

All That Sports, Kim’s agency, said on Saturday the quotes were fake, noting that the Vancouver gold medalist never made such a comment to any media outlet.

The IOC took down the part from the article on Sunday without any reference to an update, adding fuel to the controversy.
    IOC admits misquoting Yuna

    By Jung Min-ho The International Olympic Committee (IOC) admitted that a quote attributed to figure skater Kim Yuna was fabricated in a news story published on its website during the recent Sochi Olympics. “It was originally written...

    • Posted March 11, 2014
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  • Figure skater Kim Yu-na speaks during an awards ceremony for the Sochi Olympic medalists at the Taeneung National Training Center in Seoul on March 3. (Yonhap)
    IOC deletes the comment Kim Yuna says she never made

      By Jung Min-ho The International Olympic Committee (IOC) falsely quoted Korean figure-skating star Kim Yu-na in a news story published on its website following the controversial women’s final, where Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova edged Kim for...

    • Posted March 10, 2014
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  • Kim Yuna's camp confirmed that she's been dating an ice hockey player Kim Won-jung, right.  (Yonhap)
    Kim Yuna in Love

    Korean figure skating icon’s agency confirms Dispatch report Kim Yuna, 23, who won a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics after a performance many believed deserved the gold, had been dating Korean ice hockey player Kim Won-jung, 29,...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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    Kim Yuna meets fans in Seoul on Tuesday

    Kim Yuna, the 2010 Olympic champ in ladies’ singles figure skating who took the silver at the Sochi Winter Games last month, met hundreds of her enthusiastic fans at a Seoul shopping mall on Tuesday. “Going in, I...

    • Posted March 4, 2014
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  • yuna sang-hwa
    Power of Korean Women

    (PHOTO NEWS) A picture from the Facebook page of South Korea’s speed skaing gold medalist Lee Sang-hwa (far right) shows figure skater queen Kim Yu-na (center in foreground) along with other athletes in Sochi, Russia. Lee wrote...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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