All posts tagged "Olympics"

  • 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 banned for 18 months, may return for Rio Olympics

    South Korea’s only Olympic-winning swimmer, Park Tae-hwan — who failed a doping test last year — will likely return for the 2016 Rio Olympics following an 18-month ban announced Tuesday in Korea, Yonhap reported. The 25-year-old star...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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  • Clockwise from top left are Korean golfers Park In-bee, Kim Hyo-joo, Amy Yang and Ryu So-yeon. The four players are currently included within top 15 of International Golf Federation's (IGF) Olympic Rankings. (Korea Times file)
    Olympic competition fierce for S. Korea’s women golfers

    By Baek Byung-yeul Korean golfers, who have dominated the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour, are highly motivated to represent their country in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 as their sport makes a historic return to the...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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    Doping hearing for swimmer Park Tae-hwan postponed per request

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — An international doping hearing for South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has been postponed, officials here said on Friday. The Korea Swimming Federation (KSF) said FINA, the international governing body of swimming, has put off...

    • Posted February 13, 2015
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  • Participants attend an event marking the three-year countdown to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The South Korean government recently rejected a proposal by the International Olympic Committee to halt construction on a new bobsled, luge and skeleton venue and relocate the events to an existing sliding center in another country. The IOC said the move would have saved $120 million in construction costs and $3.5 million in yearly maintenance fees.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan)
    S. Korea marks 3-year countdown to Pyeongchang Olympics

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea marked the three-year countdown to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday with a series of events in the host city of Pyeongchang. Organizers said more than 500...

    • Posted February 9, 2015
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  • Over 40,000 spectators attend the final match of the fourth League of Legends' World Championship at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Oct. 19, 2014. The Korea e-Sports Association (KeSpa), the country's e-sports governing body, was officially recognized as a second-tier sport by the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) on Friday. (Courtesy of KeSpa)
    E-sports sets sights on Olympics

    By Baek Byung-yeul Video games may become an Olympic event in the near future. Korea’s competitive video gaming’s governing body, the Korea e-Sports Association (KeSpa), confirmed Friday that the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) has decided to label...

    • Posted January 30, 2015
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    Poll: Which is 2014′s biggest S. Korean sports controversy?

    By Brian Han The 2014 Winter Olympics judging controversy that arguably robbed South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna of her second gold medal topped Yonhap News Agency’s list of most notable South Korean sports stories for the...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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    As retirement looms, LPGA icon Pak Se Ri eyes coaching role at 2016 Olympics

    By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL (Yonhap) — As she prepares to wrap up a trail-blazing career on the LPGA Tour that inspired a new generation of golfers, South Korean veteran Pak Se-ri said Monday she’d like to coach...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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