All posts tagged "Olympics"

  • yang
    Olympic vault champion Yang Hak-seon to miss Rio Games

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The reigning Olympic vault champion Yang Hak-seon is likely to miss this year’s Rio de Janeiro Summer Games due to an injury, officials have said. An official from Yang’s Suwon City Hall gymnastics club...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, hits Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
    Professional boxers could be cleared to compete in Olympics

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Professional boxers could be eligible to compete in this year’s Olympics under proposals put forward by the sport’s world governing body. Scrapping rules that restricted Olympic boxing to amateur fighters was discussed by...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Lydia Ko
    No 1 golfer Ko says Olympics her ‘top priority’ this year

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko says the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be her top priority this year. Ko, who will defend her New Zealand Open title from Friday, said there was...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
    Coach says Lionel Messi will skip Rio de Janeiro Olympics

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because his coach Gerardo Martino says he needs some rest. Martino spoke Monday on Argentina radio station La Red and says “Messi will...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Korea’s bobsleigh national team practices at Alpensia Ski Resort in Gangwon Province, Monday. (Yonhap)
    Kool runnings! S. Korean sledders ready to surprise world at PyeongChang Olympics

    INCHEON (Yonhap) — Coming off strong performances in recent international competitions, a trio of emerging South Korean sledders said Tuesday they’re ready to surprise the world at the next Winter Olympics at home. The bobsleigh duo of...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to reporters after being appointed an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games at a press conference in Seoul on Nov. 26. 2015. (Yonhap)
    LA Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin named ambassador for 2018 Winter Games

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has been named the honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, organizers said Thursday. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher will take part in various activities promoting South Korea’s...

    • Posted November 27, 2015
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  • Lee Min-ho (Yonhap)
    Lee Min-ho designated promotional ambassador of PyeongChang Olympics

    Top Hallyu star Lee Min-ho, 28, has been chosen as a promotional ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Yonhap reported. “Starting with the PyeongChang in 2018, the Olympics will be held in Tokyo in 2020 and...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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