News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[N. Korea Cancels Joint Taekwondo Performance at Vatican]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136538 A historic inter-Korean Taekwondo performance scheduled to take place at the Vatican has been called off as North Korea withdrew from the event.  According to sources in the Korean martial art field, the North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation(ITF) recently notified the South Korea-led World ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 26 May 2018 14:12:20 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136538
<![CDATA[S. Korea Wins Men's Compound Team Title at Archery World Cup]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136535 South Korean male archers won a gold medal at the Archery World Cup.  In the men's team final that took place in Antalya, Turkey on Saturday, the trio of Kim Jong-ho, Choi Yong-hee and Hong Sung-ho beat the United States 235-229.  The victory comes a month after South Korea lost against the U.S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 26 May 2018 13:05:57 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136535
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Open Consular Offices in Russia during World Cup]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136489 South Korea's Foreign Ministry plans to open temporary consular offices in the three Russian cities where the South Korean national football team will play their World Cup group matches.  The offices will provide safety and administrative assistance for South Koreans traveling to Russia to watch the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 24 May 2018 18:03:33 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136489
<![CDATA[S. Korean Baseball Games to be Broadcast Live in Taiwan]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136474 The Korea Baseball Organization(KBO) announced on Thursday that its games will be broadcast live in Taiwan from this week.   The KBO signed a landmark one-year deal with sports agency MP & Silva to play one regular season game per day on Taiwanese station Sportcast. The financial terms of the deal were ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 24 May 2018 15:14:48 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136474
<![CDATA[Sports Ministry: No Bullying in Olympic Speed Skating Race]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136434 The sports ministry said on Wednesday that there was no premeditated bullying during a controversial speed skating race at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  During the quarterfinals of the women's team pursuit on February 19th, South Korean skaters Kim Bo-reum and Park Ji-woo left their teammate Noh ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 14:45:55 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136434
<![CDATA[S. Korea has ‘30% Chance’ of Advancing to Round of 16 at World Cup]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136431 Anchor: With less than a month to go until the FIFA World Cup, anticipation is building for the tournament in Russia. However, a new projection from Yahoo Sports predicts that South Korea has only around a 30 percent chance of advancing to the last 16 of the competition.   Our Park Jong-hong has the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 13:46:07 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136431
<![CDATA[Ex-Vice KSU President Wielded Undue Influence in Skating World]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136430 Jun Myung-kyu, who was considered the "Godfather" of Korea's skating world, was found to have wielded undue influence both during and after his time as the vice president of the Korea Skating Union. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism made the revelation on Wednesday when it announced the results of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 13:39:43 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136430
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Football Team Vows to Meet Fans' Expectations at World Cup]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136393 South Korea's national football team has vowed to do its best to meet Korean fans' expectations at the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Celebrating the launch of the World Cup squad in front of Seoul City Hall on Monday, head coach Shin Tae-yong said although the national team is in a tough group, he believes it ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 16:41:39 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136393
<![CDATA[Chuncheon to Host Global Spartan Race in June ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136342 An international marathon race with hurdles will take place in the city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province next month. City officials and the organizing committee of the Chuncheon World Leisure Sports Festival announced Friday that the "Spartan Race Korea Chuncheon" will be held on June 30th at the Songam ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 16:44:02 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136342
<![CDATA[S. Korean Team to Join Australian Baseball League]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136337 A team made up solely of South Korean players will join the Australian Baseball League(ABL) for the 2018-19 season.  Seoul-based sports marketing firm Happy Rising announced the creation of the team on Friday, which it said will be South Korea's first professional baseball team to play in an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 14:51:28 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136337
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Likely to Field 1 or 2 Unified Teams at Asian Games]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136205 The two Koreas are likely to field just one or two unified teams at the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Indonesia in August. Lee Kee-heung, president of the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee(KSOC) said on Monday that the Olympic Council of Asia(OCA) confirmed it would only support joint Korean teams ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 May 2018 16:55:07 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136205
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Becomes First Asian to Finish in Top 10 Scorers in EPL]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136198 Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has become the first Asian soccer player to finish the season in the top ten scoring chart of the English Premier League(EPL). Although Son failed to score in Tottenham’s final league game against Leicester City at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, he ended ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 May 2018 15:36:37 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136198
<![CDATA[S. Korea Announces Preliminary FIFA World Cup Squad]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136193 South Korea announced its preliminary squad for next month’s FIFA World Cup in Russia on Monday.  Head coach Shin Tae-yong announced the 28-man squad at a press conference at Seoul City Hall, naming three goalkeepers, 12 defenders, nine midfielders and four forwards. Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 May 2018 14:17:31 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136193
<![CDATA[Joint Korean Taekwondo Team to Perform at the Vatican ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136170 South and North Korea are planning a joint Taekwondo demonstration at the Vatican later this month. The inter-korean team is expected to perform at St. Peter's Square on May 30th, with Pope Francis expected to attend.  Some 20 members of the South Korea-led organization World Taekwondo and another 20 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 12 May 2018 14:02:07 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136170
<![CDATA[S. Korea Preparing to Participate in Pyongyang Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136107 South Korea is preparing to participate in a table tennis tournament in North Korea next month. The Korea Table Tennis Association(KTTA) on Thursday said that it will hold talks with the Unification Ministry this week before submitting entries to the Pyongyang Open tournament in the North Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 10 May 2018 14:43:51 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136107
<![CDATA[Park Sung-hyun Wins LPGA Texas Classic]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136017 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun has won her first LPGA tournament of the 2018 season. Park finished with a two-round total of 11-under 131 at the Old American Golf Club in Texas on Sunday to win the 36-hole Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic.  The tournament was reduced to two rounds due to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 07 May 2018 13:07:20 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=136017
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Open e-Sports Hall of Fame in June]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135914 Anchor: As South Korea, the mecca of e-sports, is set to open the official eSports Hall of Fame next month in Seoul, we take a look at the pro-gaming industry in the country, which has produced some of the best professional gamers in the world. Our Oh Sooyoung has this report. Report: The e-Sport Hall of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 02 May 2018 15:18:15 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135914
<![CDATA[S. Korea’s Table Tennis Body To Hold Talks on Joint Korean Team at Asian Games]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135913 South Korea’s national table tennis federation will hold talks on forming a joint team with North Korea at this year's Asian Games. The Korea Table Tennis Association(KTTA) said on Wednesday that its performance improvement committee will hold a meeting in Halmstad, Sweden, this week to discuss the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 02 May 2018 14:49:10 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135913
<![CDATA[IOC Reveals Its Support for N. Korean Table Tennis Athletes]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135895 The International Olympic Committee(IOC) says it is helping North Korean athletes to compete in the World Table Tennis Championships in Hamstad, Sweden.  The IOC website says it is covering all costs related to the participation of 12 North Korean athletes in the tournament through its Olympic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 01 May 2018 14:22:36 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135895
<![CDATA[Lydia Ko Secures First LPGA Win in 21 Months]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135866 Pro-golfer Lydia Ko has landed her first victory in 21 months on the U.S. Ladies Professional Golf Association(LPGA) tour.   The South Korea-born New Zealander finished the LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in California 12-under 276 on Sunday.  With the victory, Ko secured her 15th ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:37:57 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135866
<![CDATA[Gov't's Efforts to Form Unified Team at Asian Games Under Way]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135794 The South Korean government is boosting efforts to create the first unified Korean team in the history of the Asian Games.  Since early this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has been working to field a unified Korean team for the Jakarta Asian Games to be held in August to build on the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:35:16 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135794
<![CDATA[Golf Star Park In-bee to Reclaim No.1 Ranking ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135687 South Korean golf star Park In-bee is set to once again claim the world number one ranking in women’s golf following her strong performance at a Ladies Professional Golf Association(LPGA) event.  Park finished joint second at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in Los Angeles on Sunday, which ensured that she will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:04:49 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135687
<![CDATA[Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin Earns Season's Third Win]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135674 South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Dodgers has clinched his third victory of the Major League Baseball season. Ryu held the Washington Nationals scoreless on two singles over seven innings at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, striking out eight and walking three. The Dodgers won the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:34:10 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135674
<![CDATA[Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin Earns Season's 2nd Consecutive Win]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135554 Ryu Hyun-jin of the LA Dodgers has clinched his second victory of the MLB season.   The South Korean pitcher allowed two earned runs and three hits over six innings as the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 10-3 at Petco Park in San Diego on Monday, local time.   In his second consecutive victory ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:48:01 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135554
<![CDATA[S. Korea Qualify for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135530 South Korea has qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after finishing fifth in a continental football tournament. The Korean women's national team led by head coach Yoon Duk-yeo beat the Philippines 5-0 on Monday in the fifth place match at the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) Women's Asian Cup in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:35:11 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135530
<![CDATA[Ball Games Canceled Due to Fine Dust for the First Time]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135306 Three baseball games were cancelled due to fine dust on Friday, marking the first time poor air quality has been responsible for such a move in South Korea. Fine dust advisories had been issued following the influx of large amounts of yellow dust from China. The three domestic league games of the Korea ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 07 Apr 2018 14:15:13 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135306
<![CDATA[Football Team for Russia World Cup to Officially Launch on June 1st]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135301 Anchor: South Korea's football governing body has announced the venues for the final two friendlies at home before the men's national team heads to Russia for the 2018 World Cup this summer. With the announcement, the scheduled lineup for Team Korea is almost complete.  Kim In-kyung has more.  Report: ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 07 Apr 2018 13:23:51 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135301
<![CDATA[ATP: Chung Hyeon Has a Shot at Top 8 for Season]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135236 South Korea’s top tennis player Chung Hyeon is regarded as a strong candidate to play in the season-ending championships of the ATP World Tour, which will feature the top eight male players around the world.  The Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP) said on Wednesday that “there is a tantalizing ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:01:12 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135236
<![CDATA[Park In-Bee Becomes No. 3 in Women's Golf Rankings]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135191 South Korean golf star Park In-bee has soared to third place in the women's golf world rankings, becoming the highest-ranked South Korean. On Monday, Park finished as a runner-up at the ANA Inspiration, which is part of the Ladies Professional Golf Association(LPGA) tour, climbing six notches in the world ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:53:39 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135191
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Ahn Sun-joo Sets Record of 25 Wins on JLPGA Tour]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135145 South Korean golfer Ahn Sun-ju has lifted her 25th Japan Ladies Professional Golfers' Association(JLPGA) trophy.  Ahn finished five-under 283 during the JLPGA Tour Yamaha Ladies Open held on Sunday at the Katsugari Golf Club in Shizuoka Prefecture. With the victory, she won 170-thousand U.S. dollars in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:21:33 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=135145