All posts tagged "lee sang-hwa"

  • Lee Sang-hwa successfully defended her Olympic title. (Yonhap)
    The One and OnLEE

    Lee Sang-hwa delivers the first and only medal for Korea in Sochi  Sets two Olympic records to win second straight gold medal She can’t be denied. South Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa continued her domination of women’s 500...

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • Samsung Electronics have just launched "Galaxy Supporters" ad campaign featuring Olympians such as Kim Ki-hoon, from left, Sung Shi-baek, Park Tae-hwan, Chun Lee-kyung, and Jegal Sung-yeol. They are running toward Sochi. (Courtesy of Samsung Electonics/Newsis)
    Olympic ad war revving up

    By Kim Tae-jong Major Korean companies are ratcheting up their sports marketing efforts by sponsoring upcoming global events in a bid to boost sales and enhance their brand image. The Sochi Winter Olympic Games will take place...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa shows off her feminine side in Esquire magazine photo shoot. (Esquire magazine-Yonhap)
    ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa creates buzz    with Esquire magazine photo shoot & KIA commercials Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa,  the reigning Olympic champion in the women’s 500m, is getting very popular in Korea. As she heads for...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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  • The Korea’s national bobsleigh team poses after finishing its training ahead of the Sochi Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, on Jan. 13 (KST). Korea is likely to send its biggest-ever Winter Olympic delegation to the Games, thanks to the dramatic improvement of its athletes in sledding sports. 
(Courtesy of Korea Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation)
    Korea to send largest-ever Winter Olympic delegation to Sochi

      By Jung Min-ho Korea is likely to send its biggest-ever Winter Olympic delegation to Sochi, thanks to the dramatic improvement of its athletes in sledding sports. Although the finalized roster won’t be confirmed until Jan. 20,...

    • Posted January 14, 2014
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  • To mark the 30-day countdown, President Park Geun-hye visited the National Training Center on Wednesday to encourage the athletes. (Yonhap)
    Less than 30 days to Sochi!

    S. Korea poised for another top-10 finish  (Yonhap) — The countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi reached 30 days on Wednesday, as South Korean athletes set their sights on another top-10 finish in the...

    • Posted January 8, 2014
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  • ryu-choo
    Top 10 Korean Sports Stories of 2013

    Compiled by Yonhap  1. Ryu Hyun-jin and Choo Shin-soo’s tremendous season in Major League Baseball. Ryu was better than advertised in his rookie season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Choo set himself up nicely for the...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa celebrates her new world record during the ladies 500-meter competition at the World Cup speedskating event in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Lee's time of 36.74 seconds at the Olympic Oval in Calgary erased the previous mark of 36.80 she'd set in Calgary on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
    ‘Broken Record’

    Lee Sang-hwa breaks her own world record again and again! This is starting to sound like a broken record. Korean female speed skater Lee Sang-hwa broke her own world record in the women’s 500 meters two days in...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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