All posts tagged "Sochi Winter Olympics"

  • Lee Sang-hwa settled for 12th place in 1,000 meters. (Yonhap)
    Lee Sang-hwa finishes 12th in 1,000 meters

    South Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa, fresh off her second straight Olympic title in the women’s 500 meters, ended her 1,000m race in 12th place on Thursday at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Skating in the outer lane...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Korean freestyle skier Choi Jae-woo competes in the men’s moguls final at the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Monday. Choi became the first Korean skier ever to make it into an Olympic final. 
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    Choi Jae-woo becomes the first Korean in Olympic moguls final By Kwon Ji-youn Freestyle skier Choi Jae-woo made history Monday night, securing a spot in the men’s moguls final at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, something a...

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • There will be 98 gold medals won over 16 days of competition, with nearly 2,900 athletes from 87 nations competing.

    Friday Morning (PST) Opening Ceremony  Expectations high for S. Korea’s Olympians   The wait is over. The 2014 Winter Olympics started in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday night (PST), the first time in 30 years that events are...

    • Posted February 6, 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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    Kim Yu-na gets favorable draw

    To skate in Group 4 in Sochi By Kwon Ji-youn Figure-skating megastar Kim Yu-na is about as sure-fire a gold-medal candidate as there is among the athletes booked for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Now, observers think her...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • Bobsledders Won Yun-jong, right, and Seo Yeong-woo, who will represent Korea at the Sochi Olympics, practice at their training facility in PyeongChang, Gang-won Province, Monday. (Yonhap)
    Korean bobsledder embraces expectations

    By Baek Byung-yeul Bobsledding is a minority sport in Korea, but Won Yun-jong hopes to use the Sochi Winter Olympics to embed it into the public’s mind. Since coming 19th in the four-man event at the 2010...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • Kim Yu-na waves to her fans at the Incheon International Airport before leaving for Croatia, Tuesday. / Yonhap
    Kim Yu-na begins quest for second Olympic title

    By Jung Min-ho What is left for a figure skater who has already achieved her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal? Kim Yu-na, 23, said her biggest goal of her final season is to “leave a...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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