Retiring Japanese Figure Skater Mao Asada Comments on Her Rivalry with Yuna Kim

Japan's proud figure skating star Mao Asada announced a sudden retirement on Monday, April 10 through her blog, writing, "After last year's Japan nationals,...

Celebrities and Sports Stars Joined the Olympic Torch Relay on the 1st Day

  The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on November 1, in 30 years since 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Named “Let Everyone Shine,” the flame...

Two Korean Skaters Make Friends with Each Other Across the Border

Korean figure skater Gam Gang-chan, who is competing in Pairs at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, uploaded a picture with a fellow skater from North...

Korean-Born Russian Speed-Skater Viktor Ahn Banned from 2018 Games

Former South Korean short track gold medalist who acquired Russian citizenship in 2011, Viktor Ahn has been barred from 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. January...

Son Yeon-jae Apologizes for Liking Sotnikova’s Photo on Instagram

Former rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has apologized for clicking the "like" button on Adelina Sotnikova's 2014 Sochi Olympics picture--Sohn said it was just a...

Chung Hyeon Talks About Stories Behind Australian Open on JTBC ‘Newsroom’

On January 31st, South Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon appeared on JTBC 'Newsroom' and had a conversation with Sohn Suk-hee. Chung said, "before withdrawing from...

Hyeon Chung Beats Novak Djokovic at Australian Open

It was a result that nobody expected. No one would have thought the 21 year old South Korean player will win 'the' Novak Djokovic (World...

[2018 Russia World Cup] South Korea in Same Group with Germany, Mexico, and Sweden

South Korea's national soccer team (Coach. Shin Tae-yong) has been placed in a relatively tough group for the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup's final...

South Korea Scowl at Sexist and Ultranationalist Olympic Commentaries

An increasing number of Koreans are seeking refuge in the World Wide Web to watch the 2016 Rio Olympic Games without commentators shouting ultranationalist...

South Korean Fencing Gold Medalist Sang-young Park Says Winning is not the Goal

  On August 9, a gold medal hung around South Korean fencer Sang-young Park's neck after winning the Men's épée Individual Finals in Rio. The twenty-year-old...

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