All posts tagged "Lee Sanghwa"

  • Lee Sang-hwa will have to get used to Sochi's "Funny ice" quickly. (Yonhap)
    Speed skaters confront “funny surface” in Sochi

    (Yonhap) Ahead of the Winter Olympics here in the Russian town of Sochi, South Korean speed skaters face an unexpected challenge: a “funny” ice surface. South Korea boasts three reigning Olympic speed skating champions: Lee Sang-hwa in the...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • An Austrian athlete, in this Feb. 22, 2013, file photo, practices on a track at the Sanki Sliding Center during the Luge World Cup in Krasnaya Polyana. Korea’s sledding athletes headed straight to the center after arrival to check out the track ahead of the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday. 
    Olympic Village “Inadequate”

    Last-minute preparations are well underway By Kwon Ji-youn Last-minute preparations are well underway as Korean athletes and officials begin arriving in Sochi to warm up for the Winter Games. A delegation of 46 Korean Olympians arrived at...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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    Study time almost over for Olympic team

    By Jung Min-ho With the Sochi Winter Olympics just 10 days away, preparation time is almost over for Korean athletes who will arrive at the Black Sea resort town burdened by expectations for a historic medal haul....

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • Figure skating Olympic champion Kim Yu-na will try to leave a legacy at the Sochi Winter Games, slated from Feb. 7 to 23. (Yonhap)
    Olympic countdown: 20 days to go!

    Korea to send largest-ever delegation to Sochi               Anticipation is building for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, which is now only  20 days away. Expectations have never been higher for...

    • Posted January 17, 2014
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    “Speed Don’t Lie”

    Lee Sang-hwa wins final Olympic tune-up Defending Olympic speed skating champion Lee Sang-hwa on Tuesday won her final competition ahead of the Sochi Games, building momentum before the world’s biggest winter sporting event opens on Feb. 7....

    • Posted January 7, 2014
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  • Figure skating Olympic champion Kim Yu-na will try to leave a legacy at the Sochi Winter Games, slated from Feb. 7 to 23. (Yonhap)
    League of their own

    ‘Ice queens’ Kim Yu-na, Lee Sang-hwa look to cement their legacies in Sochi By Jung Min-ho Reigning Olympic champions Kim Yu-na and Lee Sang-hwa are heavily favored to defend their gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics,...

    • Posted January 2, 2014
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  • The Korean female curling national team, from left, Um Min-ji, Shin Mi-sung, Kim Ji-sun, Lee Seul-bee and Gim Un-chi became popular figures in Korea after the Olympics.
    Athletes dream of Olympic glory

    By Jung Min-ho Figure-skating megastar Kim Yu-na and speed-skating champion Lee Sang-hwa are expected to dictate the media attention on Korean athletes at next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Korean athletes competing in less popular sports,...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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