<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Two Koreas Announce Bid to Host 2032 Olympics at IOC Meeting ]]> Anchor: The two Koreas have launched a campaign to host the 2032 Summer Olympics together in Seoul and Pyongyang. At a meeting with IOC chief Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland, the two sides’ sports ministers also agreed to field unified teams in four events at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. KBS was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:48:10 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Koreas to Field Joint Teams in 4 Sports in Tokyo Olympics]]> South and North Korea will field unified teams in four sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan and his North Korean counterpart Kim Il-guk held talks with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:30:58 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Two Koreas, IOC to Finalize Details for Joint Teams at 2020 Summer Olympics]]> The two Koreas, in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee(IOC), are set to finalize the list of events at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in which the two nations will field a joint team. A South Korean delegation led by Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan and their North Korean counterparts headed by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:52:25 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[N. and S. Korea's Sports Ministers to Meet IOC Chief for Joint Olympic Bid]]> Anchor: The sports ministers of South and North Korea will meet with the head of the International Olympic Committee to discuss their bid to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics.  Lee Bo-kyung has the story. Report: South Korean Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan will meet with his North Korean counterpart Kim ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:03:30 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[N. Korea 'Responds Positively' to Inter-Korean Exchange on 'Ssireum']]> North Korea has responded positively regarding an inter-Korean exchange on the traditional sport of “ssireum” wrestling.   An official from the Korea Ssireum Association(KSA) said on Wednesday that KSA chief Park Pal-yong confirmed the positive reaction following recent talks with North Korean ssireum ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:40:36 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Scores in Four Consecutive Games]]> South Korean forward Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League scored for the fourth consecutive game.  During a UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London on Wednesday, Son scored Tottenham’s first goal two minutes into the second half, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:52:45 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Seoul Picked over Busan as Candidate Host for 2032 Olympics]]> South Korea has picked Seoul over Busan as the candidate city for its joint bid with North Korea to host the 2032 Olympic Games. The Korea Sports and Olympic Committee held a representatives’ meeting at the national training center in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province on Monday and voted Seoul as the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:02:38 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Men's Short Track Team Sweeps Individual Titles at World Cup Finals]]> South Korea's men's short track speed skating team has sweeped individual titles at the International Skating Union's World Cup finals in Turin, Italy. Olympic champion Lim Hyo-jun won the gold medal in the 500-meter race Sunday, crossing the finish line in 41-point-314 seconds. His ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:13:23 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Scores 11th Goal of League]]> South Korean forward Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League scored for the third consecutive game on Sunday. In the match against Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London, Son scored a goal in the second half, when his team was leading 2-1. Tottenham secured a 3-1 victory and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:00:56 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Scores 10th Goal of League]]> South Korean striker Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League scored for the second consecutive game on Saturday. In the match against Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium in London, Son scored a winning goal in the second half, leading his team to secure a 1-0 victory. The win also ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 03 Feb 2019 13:18:49 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea Falls to Qatar in Quarterfinals, Exits Tournament]]> South Korea has crashed out of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in the quarterfinals after suffering a shocking 1-0 loss to Qatar on Friday.  In the match held in Abu Dhabi, the Taeguk Warriors, led by head coach Paulo Bento, fell to Qatar, ranked 40 spots below Korea according to FIFA at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 26 Jan 2019 11:05:17 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Declares Paradigm Shift Away from Elite Sports Culture]]> South Korea has declared a paradigm shift away from performance-oriented sports policies amid growing controversy surrounding allegations of sexual violence by national team coaches. Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Do Jong-hwan held a press conference in Seoul on Friday and said an administration ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:19:51 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea to Play Against Qatar Friday in Quarterfinals]]> South Korea will face Qatar in the Asian Football Federation Asian Cup quarterfinals on Friday. The match will be held at 10 p.m. Friday, Korea Time, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.  Qatar ranks 93rd in the FIFA rankings, or 40 notches lower than South Korea. However, Qatar has emerged as a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:03:07 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] Vietnam Loses 0-1 to Japan in Quarterfinals]]> Vietnam lost 0-1 to Japan on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Federation Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.  Vietnam's national soccer team, led by South Korean head coach Park Hang-seo, had scraped through to the last 16 by virtue of having a superior disciplinary record to Lebanon, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:30:01 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea Advances to Quarterfinals after 2-1 Victory Over Bahrain]]> Anchor: South Korea's bid to capture their first Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup title in 59 years will continue Friday in the quarterfinals against Qatar. Alannah Hill wraps up Team Korea’s 2-1 victory over Bahrain on Tuesday, which earned it the spot in the quarterfinal round.  Report:  [Nat ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:51:37 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea Beats Bahrain 2-1 to Reach Quarterfinals]]> South Korea on Tuesday defeated Bahrain 2-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.  Forward Hwang Hee-chan scored the opener in the first half, but Bahrain scored an equalizer in the second half.  Defender Kim Jin-su headed in the winner ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:26:21 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Ji Eun-hee Wins LPGA Tour Opener]]> South Korean veteran golfer Ji Eun-hee has won her fifth career LPGA title on Sunday with a win at the LPGA Tour season opener.  Ji captured the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Sunday by two shots over fellow South Korean Lee Mi-rim.  After a final round of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:22:25 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] Vietnam Beats Jordan to Advance to Quarterfinals]]> Vietnam has defeated Jordan to become the first team to reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup.   Vietnam's national soccer team, led by South Korean head coach Park Hang-seo, won the shootout 4-2 after the game finished 1-1 following extra time on Sunday in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:48:39 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Unified Korean Handball Team Beats Japan to Secure First Win]]> The unified Korean men's handball team has earned a historic first victory at the ongoing world championship in Denmark. Korea on Saturday defeated Japan 27-25 in a match to determine the rankings for the 21st to the 24th place teams at the International Handball Federation World Men's Handball ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:52:38 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Yun Sung-bin Wins Silver in the 5th Skeleton World Cup]]> South Korean skeleton racer Yun Sung-bin has won a silver medal in the fifth World Cup race, continuing his medal streak in the series. In the fifth leg of the 2018-2019 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup Tour held Friday in Innsbruck, Austria, Yun placed second with a combined time ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:34:55 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea to Face Bahrain in First Knockout Match]]> South Korea will face Bahrain in their first knockout match at the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) Asian Cup next week. Following the completion of the group stage Thursday, Group C winner South Korea has been matched up against Group A third-place Bahrain. Their round of 16 showdown will begin at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:18:13 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea Defeats China 2-0]]> South Korea defeated China 2-0 at the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup on Wednesday. In the country's final Group C match at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, forward Hwang Ui-jo scored on a first-half penalty kick and defender Kim Min-jae added another on a header in the second half. Son Heung-min ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:27:40 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Sports Committee to Have Outside Agencies Probe Violence, Sexual Assault]]> Anchor: The head of South Korea's highest sports committee held an apologetic news conference Tuesday over a series of allegations that coaches sexually assaulted their young trainees. The committee president said outside agencies would be commissioned to probe the allegations and root out chronic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:50:19 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Unified Korean Handball Team Suffers Third Straight Loss]]> The unified Korean men's handball team has suffered its third consecutive loss at the ongoing world championship in Germany. Team Korea lost to the two-time defending champion France 23-34 in the Group A match at the International Handball Federation World Men's Handball Championship at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:12:26 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea Beats Kyrgyzstan, Advances to Round of 16 ]]> South Korea secured a spot in the round of 16 at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup after beating Kyrgyzstan 1 to 0 on Friday. Korea, led by head coach Paulo Bento, faced the central Asian nation in the second Group C match held at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain. Defensive back Kim ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:14:17 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Unified Korean Handball Team Loses to Germany in World Championship]]> The unified Korean men's handball team lost to Germany 19-30 in its historic world championship debut on Thursday. Team Korea fell to the world number one Germany in its first Group A match at the International Handball Federation World Men's Handball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:32:20 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] Vietnam Defeated by Iraq 3-2]]> Vietnam’s national soccer team, under South Korean head coach Park Hang-seo, was defeated 3-2 by Iraq in its first group match of the AFC Asian Cup.  Two-thousand-and-seven champions Iraq clinched the victory in the 90th minute on a free kick in the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:06:19 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Olympic Gold Medalist Shim Suk-hee Files Complaint against Ex-coach over Sexual Assault]]> South Korean Olympic short track champion Shim Suk-hee has filed a complaint with police against her ex-coach over alleged sexual assault. Police said on Tuesday that Shim filed the complaint on December 17th when she appeared to testify against Cho Jae-beom in an appeals trial at the Suwon District ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:08:07 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Two Koreas' Unified Handball Team to Make Debut at World Championships]]> The two Koreas' unified men's handball team will make its historic debut at the world championships in Germany this week. The 20-member team consisting of 16 South Koreans and four North Koreans will face co-host Germany in the opening game of the International Handball Federation World ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:38:45 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[AFC Asian Cup 2019] S. Korea Defeats Philippines 1-0]]> South Korea defeated the Philippines 1-0 in its opening match at the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) Asian Cup on Monday. Striker Hwang Ui-jo scored the winning goal in the second half of the match at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. The Taegeuk Warriors, which are aiming to emerge as the champions for the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:32:12 +0900 Sports