News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/rss/rss_news.htm?lang=e&id=Sp 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[S. Korean Women's Curling Team Beats Japan to Advance to Finals]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134214 The South Korean women’s curling team has advanced to the finals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics with a 8-7 win over Japan on Friday. In the semifinals held at the Gangneung Curling Center, the quartet led by skip Kim Eun-jung, defeated Japan in a tight match after an extra end in the round ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:11:38 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134214
<![CDATA[Figure Skater Choi Da-bin Earns Personal Best Scores at PyeongChang]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134200 South Korean figure skater Choi Da-bin put on a strong performance in the ladies’ free skate at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, setting two new personal best scores.    Choi performed a near-clean routine at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Friday to earn a score of 131-point-49 and finish in seventh place ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:17:48 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134200
<![CDATA[Teenage Figure Skating Star Secures OAR’s First PyeongChang Gold]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134199 Teenage figure skating star Alina Zagitova put on a superb performance in the ladies’ free skate on Friday to secure the first gold medal for Olympic Athletes from Russia(OAR) at the PyeongChang Games.  At the Gangneung Ice Arena, Zagitova earned a total score of 239-point-57 to finish just ahead of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:54:22 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134199
<![CDATA[Canadians Seal Gold and Silver in Ladies’ Ski Cross]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134196 Canada dominated the ladies’ ski cross final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Friday as Kelsey Serwa and compatriot Brittany Phelan won a gold and silver medal respectively. Serwa’s comfortable victory at Phoenix Park ensured that Canada has now won all of the ladies’ ski cross events at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:11:37 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134196
<![CDATA[Elaborate PyeongChang Games Closing Ceremony Themed "The Next Wave"]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134192 Anchor: The PyeongChang Winter Olympics is drawing to an end and Sunday’s closing ceremony promises to be both dazzling and breathtaking. The ceremony will feature a variety of performances by artists ranging from traditional to K-pop. Our Park Jong-hong gives us a preview. Report: After 17 days of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:14:33 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134192
<![CDATA[USA Beat Canada to Claim Women’s Ice Hockey Gold]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134183 The U.S. women’s ice hockey team defeated Canada in a tight final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday to claim its first Olympic gold medal in 20 years.  The U.S. team won 3-2 in a sudden-death shootout at the Gangneung Hockey Center to finally put an end to Canada’s dominance of women’s ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:20:38 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134183
<![CDATA[Sweden Wins Men’s Slalom Gold]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134163 Andre Myhrer of Sweden won the men’s slalom skiing event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday as two of the favorites failed to finish. Myhrer finished with a total time of one minute-38-point-99 seconds from his two runs at Yongpyong Alpine Center to claim the gold medal.  The Swede finished ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:26:04 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134163
<![CDATA[Americans Win Gold and Silver in Men’s Freestyle Halfpipe Skiing]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134160 Team USA dominated the men’s freestyle halfpipe skiing final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday with David Wise and Alex Ferreira winning gold and silver respectively.  Wise, who claimed halfpipe skiing gold at the Sochi Games in 2014, recovered from a poor start at Phoenix Snow Park to earn ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:39:12 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134160
<![CDATA[Austria Wins Inaugural Olympic Women's Big Air Snowboarding Event]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134158 Anchor: Austria’s Anna Gasser won the inaugural Olympic women's big air snowboarding final at the PyeongChang Winter Games on Thursday. Gasser’s spectacular final run ensured she took the gold medal ahead of rival American Jamie Anderson.  Our Laurence Taylor has more.   Report: Austria’s Anna ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:08:38 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134158
<![CDATA[S. Korean Skaters Win Silver in Men's Team Pursuit]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134141 South Korean speed skaters have won the host country's ninth medal of the PyeongChang Winter Games, taking the silver in the men's team pursuit event.  In the final race at the Gangneung Oval Wednesday night, the Norwegian squad came in at three-minutes 37-point-32 seconds to become the new Olympic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:26:44 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134141
<![CDATA[S. Korean Speed Skaters Advance to Men's Team Pursuit Final ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134140 South Korean speed skaters have advanced to the men's team pursuit final at the PyeongChang Winter Games. In the semifinal race against New Zealand at the Gangneung Oval Wednesday, Lee Seung-hoon, Chung Jae-won and Kim Min-seok clocked in at three-minutes 38-point-82 seconds. While South Korea secured ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:41:56 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134140
<![CDATA[Olympic Figure Skater Choi Da-bin Places 8th in Short Program]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134133 South Korean figure skater Choi Da-bin has placed eighth in the short program at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  On the first day of of the women's singles competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Wednesday, the 18-year-old garnered 37-point-54 points for her technical elements score(TES) and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:05:03 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134133
<![CDATA[Canada Wins Men's Ski Cross Gold]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134127 Canada’s Brady Leman won the men’s ski cross event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Wednesday to make up for his heartbreak at the 2014 Sochi Games. Leman, who finished in fourth place at the last Winter Olympics, came in first place this time around in the four-man final at Phoenix ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:50:06 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134127
<![CDATA[OAR Figure Skater Sets World Record in Ladies’ Short Program]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134122 Teenage figure skating star Alina Zagitova set a new world record in the ladies’ short program at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Wednesday. Zagitova, representing Olympic Athletes from Russia(OAR), put on a near-flawless performance at the Gangneung Ice Arena to earn a score of 82-point-92.  That ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:02:31 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134122
<![CDATA[Italy Wins Women’s Downhill Skiing Gold]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134120 Sofia Goggia became the first Italian woman to win a downhill skiing Olympic gold at the PyeongChang Winter Games on Wednesday. Goggia clocked a time of one minute-39-point-22 seconds at the Jeongseon Alpine Center to finish just nine hundredths of a second ahead of Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel. It meant ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:30:25 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134120
<![CDATA[Russian Curler Tested Positive Again in Second Doping Test]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134116 Anchor: A Russian athlete has again tested positive for an illegal performance enhancement drug. The Russian, who won a bronze medal in mixed doubles curling, vehemently denied the charges and called for an immediate investigation. Our Park Jong-hong has the details. Report: For the second time, a doping ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:32:05 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134116
<![CDATA[S. Korean Women’s Curling Team Seals 1st Place in Round Robin]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134115 The South Korean women’s curling team clinched first place in the round robin stage with an easy win over Olympic Athletes from Russia(OAR) at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  The South Korean team beat OAR 11-2 at the Gangneung Curling Centre on Wednesday to claim its seventh win of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:51 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134115
<![CDATA[S. Korean Women's Curling Team Heading to Semis with 9-6 Win over US]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134100 The South Korean women’s curling team has secured a berth to the semifinals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics with two games still to play in the preliminary stage.  The team beat the seventh-ranked U.S. 9-6 at the Gangneung Curling Center on Tuesday, extending its winning rally to five games and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:36:56 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134100
<![CDATA[Inter-Korean Women's Ice Hockey Team Finishes Olympic Mission]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134087 Anchor: The unified Korean women’s ice hockey team suffered another heavy defeat in its final match at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday. Despite suffering losses in all of its matches, the team became a symbol for peace and unity during the games.  Our Laurence Taylor has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:36:21 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134087
<![CDATA[Inter-Korean Women’s Ice Hockey Team Defeated in Final Match]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134084 The unified Korean women’s ice hockey team suffered another heavy defeat in its final match at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday.   Korea lost 6-1 to Sweden in the seventh place classification match at Kwandong Hockey Center, its fifth consecutive defeat of the games.   Sweden scored ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:12:07 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134084
<![CDATA[Canadian Pair Claim Ice Dance Gold with World Record Score]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134080 Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the ice dance event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday with a world record score.  The Canadian pair were awarded a score of 122-point-40 in the free program at the Gangneung Ice Arena which, when combined with their score from Monday’s short ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:55:02 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134080
<![CDATA[Canada Wins Gold in Women's Halfpipe Skiing]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134078 Canada’s Cassie Sharpe won the women’s halfpipe skiing final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday. Having finished first in the qualifying round, Sharpe again proved too strong for her rivals as she earned a best score of 95-point-80 to claim the gold at Phoenix Park. The 25 year-old added the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:30:24 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134078
<![CDATA[IIHF Hopes to See Another Joint Korean Ice Hockey Team at Beijing Olympics]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134066 The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation(IIHF) says he will push for a back-to-back Olympic entry for a joint women’s Korean ice hockey team following its debut at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  IIHF chief Rene Fasel announced the plan during a press conference at the Kwandong Hockey ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:30:16 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134066
<![CDATA[Russian Medalist Allegedly Left PyeongChang Games over Doping Suspicions]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134060 A Russian curling athlete, who won a medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, has reportedly left the games amid suspicions of doping.  Russian delegation spokesman Konstantin Vybornov told Reuters on Monday that Alexander Krushelnitsky surrendered his games accreditation and left the Olympic village ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:54:58 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134060
<![CDATA[American Women’s Ice Hockey Team Reach Olympic Final]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134051 The American women’s ice hockey team easily defeated Finland in its semi-final match at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Monday. Team USA dominated the match at Gangneung Hockey Center where they won 5-0 to progress to Thursday’s final.  Dani Cameranesi scored twice and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:49:00 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134051
<![CDATA[Canadian Pair Set New Ice Dance Short Program World Record]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134045 Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir set a new world record in the ice dance short program on Monday and took the lead in the event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  The Canadian duo put on an impressive display at the Gangneung Ice Arena to earn a score of 83-point-67, improving on the world record ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:22:17 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134045
<![CDATA[S. Korean Women's Curling Team Defeat Sweden]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134044 The South Korean women’s curling team continued its good form at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics with a thrilling win over Sweden on Monday.  The South Korean team narrowly won 7-6 in the match at the Gangneung Curling Center to take a huge step toward qualifying for the semi-finals.  Sweden took the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:40:53 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134044
<![CDATA[Rookie Ko Jin-young Wins Australian Open in LPGA Debut]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134036 Rookie South Korean golfer Ko Jin-young won the Women's Australian Open in her LPGA Tour debut.  Playing in her first tournament as a full LPGA member, Ko shot a three-under-69 in the final round at the Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide on Sunday.  She finished the four rounds with a total of 14-under-274 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:50:25 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134036
<![CDATA[Martin Fourcade Wins Biathlon to Claim 4th Olympic Gold]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134031 France’s Martin Fourcade won the men’s 15km mass start biathlon race at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Sunday. Fourcade held off Simon Schempp of Germany in a sprint finish at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre to pick up his fourth Olympic gold. Norwegian Emil Hegle Svendsen took the bronze ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:46:49 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134031
<![CDATA[Lee Sang-wha Wins Silver in Women's 500m Speed Skating ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134030 South Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa won a silver medal in the women’s 500-meter speed skating event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Sunday.   In the final held at the Gangneung Ice Arena, Lee crossed the finish line with a time of 37-point-33 seconds to finish behind Japan’s Nao Kodaira. Kodaira ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:41:08 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=134030