All posts tagged "Viktor Ahn"

  • Jeon Myeong-gyu, who resigned at the vice chairman of the national skating body on Monday, had been long suspected of unfairly favoring athletes from the Korea National Sports University to represent the country in international events. (Yonhap)
    Skating body vice head resigns in Sochi fallout

    By Kim Tong-hyung Jeon Myeong-gyu resigned from his post as the vice chairman of the Korea Skating Union (KSU), Monday, amid controversy over the way the skating body picks athletes for the Olympics. Although he technically reported...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Two Russian Olympians bashed online by Koreans

    By Jung Min-ho Two Russian Olympians have been targeted for online bashing by Korean netizens. One is Adelina Sotnikova, who won a gold medal in women’s figure skating over Kim Yu-na in the just-ended Sochi Olympics. The...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    Sochi Winter Olympics ends with host on top

    S. Korea finishes with 3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi drew to a conclusion on Sunday, with the host Russia back on top. The...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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  • Shim Suk-Hee of South Korea, centre, celebrates her team's first place in the women's 3000m short track speedskating relay final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
    Short Track Redemption

    Women’s 3,000m relay team wins the first short-track gold in Sochi for S. Korea (Yonhap) — With three laps to go in the women’s 3,000-meter short track relay on Tuesday, South Korea trailed China by a substantial...

    • Posted February 18, 2014
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  • Viktor Ahn of Russia, right, celebrates winning in a men's 1000m short track speedskating final with second placed Vladimir Grigorev of Russia, left, at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
    Ahn Point

    Ahn becomes the first man to win gold for 2 countries at Winter Olympics  Says it proves that he made the right choice…Korea still has no short-track gold  With his first Olympic gold medal for his adopted...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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  • Viktor Ahn of Russia celebrates placing third in the men's 1500m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
    Viktor Ahn 1, Korea 0

    The much-anticipated Viktor Ahn versus Korea showdown almost didn’t happen. And when it did, their drama proved merely a foil to the greatness of Canada’s Charles Hamelin, who won his third-career Olympic gold in the men’s 1,500-meter...

    • Posted February 10, 2014
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  • Viktor Ahn, front, formerly known as Ahn Hyun-soo, has been racing against Koreans since 2010, as a Russian.  (Newsis)
    RUSSIAhn Job

    Defection of Ahn is one of the most interesting storylines at Sochi  By Kim Young-jin For Koreans, the sight of Viktor Ahn on the Olympic podium is a familiar one. But if he wins this year, it could...

    • Posted January 20, 2014
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