All posts tagged "Winter Olympics"

  • Testuide
    2 N. American ice hockey players become S. Korean citizens for 2018 Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) — Two ice hockey players from North America have acquired South Korean citizenship and will represent their adopted home at international competitions, the justice ministry said Monday. The two are Mike Testwuide, an...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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  • Korea’s Mun Ji-hee skis during a biathlon training session at Krasnaya Polyana.
    Korea bumps out of the gate

    Injury shakes freestyle skier, curling team has ice worries By Kim Tong-hyung For Korean freestyle skier Seo Jung-hwa, the Winter Olympics nearly ended before they started. The 24-year-old landed awkwardly during a practice run at Sochi’s Rosa...

    • Posted February 7, 2014
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  • Lee Sang-hwa will have to get used to Sochi's "Funny ice" quickly. (Yonhap)
    Speed skaters confront “funny surface” in Sochi

    (Yonhap) Ahead of the Winter Olympics here in the Russian town of Sochi, South Korean speed skaters face an unexpected challenge: a “funny” ice surface. South Korea boasts three reigning Olympic speed skating champions: Lee Sang-hwa in the...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • Patriotic marketing is forecasted to be a dominant trend this year. (Newsis)
    Patriot Games

    Leading trend expert picks 3 major keywords for 2014 - ”Sports, convergence, small luxuries” By Kim Bo-eun The year 2014, packed with major sports events such as the Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup and Asian Games, is bound...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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  • Jung Dong-hyun, 26, who has long been the nation’s top alpine skier, will seek redemption at the Sochi Olympics after a thigh injury kept him from
completing the slalom event at the Vancouver Games four years ago. 
(Yonhap)
    Alpine skier Jung aims for respect

    By Kim Tong-hyung The Korean presence in alpine skiing has been close to anonymous, but Jung Dong-hyun is aiming to leave a lasting impression in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The 26-year-old, who first began...

    • Posted January 13, 2014
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  • The Korean female curling national team, from left, Um Min-ji, Shin Mi-sung, Kim Ji-sun, Lee Seul-bee and Gim Un-chi became popular figures in Korea after the Olympics.
    Athletes dream of Olympic glory

    By Jung Min-ho Figure-skating megastar Kim Yu-na and speed-skating champion Lee Sang-hwa are expected to dictate the media attention on Korean athletes at next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Korean athletes competing in less popular sports,...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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