<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Kim Su-ji Becomes First S. Korean Diver To Win Medal at World Championships]]> South Korean diver Kim Su-ji won a bronze medal at the FINA World Championships, becoming the first South Korean diver to reach the podium at an international competition. Kim on Saturday captured the bronze in the women's one-meter springboard held at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:26:13 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Kim Sei-young Wins LPGA Marathon Classic; Second Title of Year]]> South Korean golfer Kim Sei-young has won the Marathon Classic tournament, securing her second LPGA title this year and ninth overall. Kim finished at 22-under 262 at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio on Sunday, beating second-place finisher Lexi Thompson by two strokes. With nine LPGA victories, Kim is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:45:12 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships Begins in Gwangju]]> Anchor: The biennial World Aquatics Championships organized by FINA, or the International Swimming Federation, splashed in to action Friday in South Korea. The world's top athletes in aquatics sports will compete for medals until July 28. Choi You Sun has the details. Report: A record two-thousand-639 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:30:43 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Coach Park Offered 3 More Years with Vietnamese National Football Team]]> The Vietnam Football Federation(VFF) has reportedly offered another three-year contract to South Korean football coach Park Hang-seo.  According to Vietnamese media outlets on Wednesday, VFF General Secretary Le Hoai Ahn talked with Park’s representative regarding a proposed three-year deal. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:00:04 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Gwangju to Host Biggest-Ever Aquatics Worlds from July 12]]> The World Aquatics Championships to be held next week in South Korea's southwestern city of Gwangju is poised to be the biggest event in the championships' history.   The organizers said on Thursday that as of 9 a.m. a total of seven-thousand-507 people from 194 countries, including ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 04 Jul 2019 18:23:23 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[2020 Seoul ABB FIA Formula E Championship to Showcase Performance Eco-Friendly Cars]]> An electric-powered car race will be held in Korea next year. Formula E Korea said in a statement Tuesday that the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will be held in Seoul on May 3rd, 2020. The Formula E championship was first held in Beijing in 2014, and the upcoming Seoul event marks the sixth ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:54:10 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Annual World Taekwondo Competition to See Second-Most Participants Ever]]> A major Taekwondo contest organized every year by Seoul's World Taekwondo Headquarters is set to see the second-largest participation ever this year.  The headquarters, known domestically as Kukkiwon, announced on Tuesday that the "2019 Pyeongchang World Taekwondo Hanmadang" will see the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 02 Jul 2019 13:52:03 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Park Sung-hyun Wins 7th Career LPGA Title, Returns to World No. 1]]> South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun has won her seventh career LPGA title and reclaimed the number one spot in the women's world golf rankings after three months at number two. Park finished at 18-under 195 on Sunday at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas to win the Walmart NW Arkansas ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:31:43 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Olympic Committee Chief Elected New IOC Member]]> The head of South Korea's Olympic body has been elected as a new member of the International Olympic Committee(IOC). Korean Sport and Olympic Committee(KSOC) President Lee Kee-heung was voted to become one of ten new IOC members in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Lee is the eleventh South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:40:59 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Cameroon Clinches Final Spot in 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Round of 16]]> Cameroon secured the final spot in the round of 16 at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after beating New Zealand 2-1 in the last Group E match on Friday. The Netherlands is also advancing, leading the group with three wins after beating Canada 2-1.   Nigeria, which had competed against South Korea in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:17:36 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean U-20 Men's National Football Team Receives Warm Welcome]]> Anchor: South Korea finished second in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland over the weekend. Despite not winning it all, the men's national team has plenty to be proud of, giving the country its best-ever FIFA performance in a men's tournament. Fans evidently agreed, welcoming the team back to South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:48:20 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Lee Kang-in Wins Golden Ball as Tournament MVP]]> South Korean midfielder Lee Kang-win won the Golden Ball award as the best player of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland on Saturday. Lee scored South Korea's lone goal in their 3-1 loss to Ukraine in the final at Lodz Stadium in the city of Lodz earlier in the day. The 18-year-old playmaker helped ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:35:15 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Finishes Second in U-20 World Cup after Loss to Ukraine]]> South Korea finished in second place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup following a 3-1 loss to Ukraine in the final at Lodz Stadium in Poland on Saturday. Lee Kang-in scored a penalty goal in the fifth minute to give South Korea an early lead, but Ukraine scored three goals for their first title. Vladyslav ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:03:43 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Koreans to Take to the Streets to Enjoy U-20 World Cup Final]]> Anchor: Outdoor cheering events will be held across South Korea this weekend as the young Taegeuk Warriors are set to take on Ukraine in the FIFA U-20 World Cup championship. Team Korea looks to clinch the nation’s first-ever title in any men’s tournament under the FIFA banner.  Our Moon Gwang-lip has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:47:56 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Public Spectator Events Planned in Seoul for U20 World Cup Final]]> People in Seoul are expected to take to the streets over the weekend to cheer on the South Korean men's football team as it looks to secure its first-ever FIFA U-20 World Cup championship this upcoming Sunday. Several districts in the city are organizing spectator events. Seocho District in southern ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:08:39 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[South Korea Men's U-20 Team Arrives in Lodz]]> The South Korean men's U-20 football team arrived in the Polish city of Lodz on Wednesday, three days ahead of the biggest match in team history. The Taegeuk Warriors will play in the FIFA U-20 World Cup championship game against Ukraine at Lodz Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is at 1 a.m. Sunday Korea time.

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:25:55 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[South Korea, Iran Draw 1-1 in Football Friendly]]> A friendly football between South Korea and Iran ended in a 1-1 draw. At the match held Tuesday evening at Seoul World Cup Stadium, Hwang Ui-jo got the host on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 57th minute. However, Defender Kim Young-gwon conceded an own goal five minutes later, dashing South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:17:22 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[South Korea Reaches the Final Match in U-20 World Cup]]> Anchor: South Korea on Tuesday reached the championship final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup after beating Ecuador 1-0 in the semifinals in Lublin, Poland. This is the first time ever that a South Korean men's national team will be playing in the final match of a FIFA tournament. Our Park Jong-hong has this ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:07:38 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Ecuador to Reach U-20 World Cup Final for First Time]]> South Korea on Tuesday reached the championship final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup after beating Ecuador 1-0 in the semifinals at Lublin Stadium in Lublin, Poland. Choi Jun scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute of the first half, helping South Korea reach the final match of the tournament for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:34:04 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Advances to U-20 FIFA World Cup Semifinals for First Time in 36 Years]]> Anchor: South Korea earned a spot in the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time in 36 years after beating Senegal in the quarterfinals this past Saturday. Team Korea is now in Lublin, Poland where they will face Ecuador on Tuesday. Our Bae Joo-yon has more.  Report:  [Nat sound: S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:57:31 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Senegal on Penalties to Reach Semifinals of U-20 World Cup]]> South Korea on Saturday advanced to the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup after securing a dramatic victory against Senegal on penalties. In the quarterfinals at Bielsko-Biala Stadium in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, the South Korean team battled Senegal to a 3-2 penalty shootout win after a 3-3 draw in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 09 Jun 2019 12:02:57 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[South Korea Loses to France 4-0 in Opening Match of Women's World Cup]]> The South Korean women's soccer team lost its first match of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Friday.   Team Korea, led by head coach Yoon Duk-yeo, was defeated by the host country and one of the favorites to win the World Cup,  France, with a final score of 4-0.   France scored three goals in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 08 Jun 2019 12:59:00 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Team Korea Beats Australia 1-0 in Men's Soccer Friendly ]]> South Korea's national soccer team beat Australia one-nil after a tough friendly in Busan on Friday.  Striker Hwang Ui-jo scored the goal 30 minutes into the second half. South Korea, which is 37th in the FIFA rankings, has now recorded eight wins, eleven draws and nine losses against 41st-ranked ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 08 Jun 2019 12:23:26 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Japan to Advance to U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals]]> Anchor: South Korea defeated Japan 1-0 on Tuesday, advancing to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Forward Oh Se-hun scored for the second time in the tournament with an 84th minute header at Lublin Stadium in Lublin, Poland in what proved to be the decisive goal. Our Park Jong-hong has this ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:05:00 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Japan 1-0 to Reach FIFA U-20 Quarterfinals]]> South Korea defeated Japan 1-0 on Tuesday, advancing to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Forward Oh Se-hun scored for the second time in the tournament with an 84th minute header at Lublin Stadium in Lublin, Poland in what proved to be the decisive goal.  The win leaves South Korea as the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:48:59 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[IOC Welcomes N. Korea's Intent to Field Unified Teams at 2020 Olympics]]> The International Olympic Committee(IOC) has welcomed North Korean Vice Sports Minister Won Kil-u’s comment that Pyongyang remains committed to fielding united teams with South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday that the IOC said it is glad that dialogue ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 04 Jun 2019 12:49:41 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Ryu Hyun-jin Named NL Pitcher of the Month for May]]> South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for May by Major League Baseball(MLB). The MLB on Monday selected the Dodgers' 31-year-old starter for the National League honor, while White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito got the nod in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:50:52 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Lee Jeong-eun Wins US Women's Open for First LPGA Title]]> South Korean rookie Lee Jeong-eun has captured her first LPGA title at the U.S. Women's Open, held this year at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. After nearly beating fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young at the LPGA Mediheal Championship last month, the 23-year-old Lee shot ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:43:24 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Becomes Second S. Korean to Start UEFA Champions League Final]]> South Korean forward Son Heing-min of the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday played in his first Champions League final and became the second South Korean to start the championship match. Son played the entire game against Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 02 Jun 2019 13:19:20 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[U-20 World Cup] S. Korea Defeats S. Africa 1-0 for First Win]]> South Korea defeated South Africa 1-0 for their first victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Tuesday. The team’s offense came alive in the second half, with Kim Hyun-woo scoring the only goal of the match with a header in the 69th minute in the second match of Group F at Tychy Stadium in Tychy, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 29 May 2019 08:37:14 +0900 Sports