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  • Samsung has achieved record speeds after testing its new 5G mobile network technology. (Courtesy of Samsung)
    5G network defined by ITU as 20 GBs per second, demo by 2018 Olympics

    By Yoon Sung-won The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has agreed on the definition of fifth-generation (5G) networks, a key technological requirement and its schedule to commercialize the technology by 2020. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future...

    • Posted June 18, 2015
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  • Park Tae-hwan looks at an electronic board after completing a 200-meter freestyle race at the national team trials in Gimcheon City, North Gyeongsang Province, on July 16, 2014. Park finished the race in 1:45.25, the fastest in the men's 200m freestyle this year, outperforming the Australian swimmer Cameron McEvoy's 1:45.58. Park will also compete in the 100m and 400m in freestyle, and 200m and 400m in individual medley to qualify for the Incheon Asian Games in September. (Yonhap)
    Can Park Tae-hwan get back on track to 2016 Olympics?

    By Nam Hyun-woo Disgraced swimming star Park Tae-hwan recently resumed training for an elusive chance to represent Korea at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year. After being slapped with an 18-month doping suspension, Park first swam...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • Park Tae-hwan speaks to his coaching staff at a pool in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Sept. 19, 2014, while practicing for the 17th Incheon Asian Games, which open later in the day. (Yonhap)
    Park Tae-hwan says he may have known about banned substance prior to injection

    SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) — Reversing his earlier claims, Park Tae-hwan has said he may have heard about a banned substance in the contested injection that led to his positive doping test, a legal statement showed Thursday....

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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  • Participants release balloons to celebrate a countdown to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan)
    1,000-day countdown to 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

    SEOUL, May 11 (Yonhap) — Special festivities over the coming weekend will celebrate the 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics in the eastern South Korean town of PyeongChang. The organizing committee for the Olympics announced Monday...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • From top left going clockwise, Kim Hyo-joo, Park Inbee, Amy Yang and Ryu So-yeon. South Korea has four female golfers who are in the top-15 qualifying rankings for the 2018 Olympics.  (AP Photo)
    Olympics motivates S. Korean LPGA stars

    IRVING, Texas (Yonhap) — Next year’s Summer Olympics greatly motivates South Korean LPGA Tour stars, the nation’s top-ranked player said Sunday. Through 11 tournaments this season, five South Koreans have combined for seven victories. World No. 2...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • Tiger Woods kisses Lindsey Vonn at the alpine skiing world championships in Colorado. (AP)
    Vonn breaks up with Woods, named honorary ambassador for PyeongChang Games

    U.S. Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist Lindsey Vonn made headlines for both professional and personal reasons within the past 24 hours. Organizers announced Vonn as an honorary ambassador Sunday for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. The appointment...

    • Posted May 4, 2015
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  • In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, participants form human letters "2020" during a countdown event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo. Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics promised the most innovative, impeccably run and "sustainable" Games ever. With just a little over five years to go, doubts are mounting that they might not deliver on that last pledge. On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the World Wide Fund for Nature and others that are backing use of renewable energy, including Masato Mizuno, the sports-goods magnate who led Tokyo's bid for the games, issued a formal call for faster action. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
    Tokyo turns focus to delivering ‘sustainable’ 2020 Games

    TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have promised the most innovative, impeccably run and “sustainable” games ever. With just a little more than five years to go, doubts are growing whether they will deliver...

    • Posted April 7, 2015
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