<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Uzbekistan 4-0 in Friendly Football Match]]> South Korea defeated Uzbekistan 4-0 in a friendly football match on Tuesday, extending their unbeaten streak under new head coach Paulo Bento.  Four South Korean players scored a goal each at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre in Brisbane, Australia.  The national football team has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:39:54 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140958
<![CDATA[Choi Min Jeong Wins Gold at ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup]]> Olympic gold medalist Choi Min-jeong has won a gold medal at the short track speed skating world championships in the United States.   Choi claimed her first gold of the season in the women's 1,500-meter at the International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:18:35 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140703
<![CDATA[S. Korea Finishes Second at AFC U-19 Championship]]> South Korea finished second at the Asian Football Confederation Under-19 Championship after a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on Sunday. South Korea conceded two goals in the first half of the final and scored a goal in the second half at Pakansari Stadium in Cibinong, Indonesia. South Korea, the winner of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:12:49 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140538
<![CDATA[Taekwondo Bodies from Two Koreas to Jointly Set Up Body for Integration]]> Separate international taekwondo bodies from the two Koreas have agreed to establish a joint organization to integrate their different styles and rules of the sport. Choue Chung-won, leader of South Korea's World Taekwondo and Ri Yong-son, head of North Korea's International Taekwondo Federation signed the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:03:20 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140498
<![CDATA[Dodgers' Ryu Takes Loss in First World Series Start]]> The Los Angeles Dodgers' South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin took a loss in a historic World Series start against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.  The 31-year-old left-hander became the first South Korean to start a World Series game in U.S. Major League Baseball when he took the mound in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:38:20 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140284
<![CDATA[Ryu Hyun-jin to Start Game 2 in World Series fo LA Dodgers]]> The Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin will become the first South Korean to start a World Series game.  Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Monday unveiled the roster of starting pitchers for the 2018 World Series where Dodgers will face the Boston Red Sox.  Roberts tapped team ace Clayton Kershaw for the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:51:53 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140208
<![CDATA[S. Korea Again Ranks 1st in Asian U-23 Fencing Championships ]]> South Korea has topped the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships for the fifth consecutive year.   Team Korea secured the latest feat after grabbing four gold, five silver and six bronze medals in the championships in Manila, the Philippines this year.  On the last day of the championships on Sunday, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:37:28 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140176
<![CDATA[Trash-Picking Event Held in Downtown Seoul Friday]]> A garbage cleanup race is being held along the Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul Friday afternoon. Seoul Facilities Corporation says ten teams representing seven companies in the area are participating in the event. The team that picks up the most amount of garbage within a fixed period of time will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:56:07 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=140131
<![CDATA[Men's Soccer Scores First Ever Win Against Uruguay]]> South Korea’s Taeguk Warriors defeated Uruguay for the first time ever in a friendly match at the World Cup Stadium in Seoul on Friday. South Korea, led by head coach Paulo Bento, beat the world No. five team by two goals to one, finally putting an end to a winless streak that began in February 1982 when ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Oct 2018 12:40:58 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139968
<![CDATA[Annual National Sports Festival Set to Open in Iksan]]> The 99th National Sports Festival is set to begin on Friday with an opening ceremony in Iksan, North Jeolla Province.    The country’s largest annual comprehensive sports competition will be held through next Thursday across the province.    Athletes representing 17 provinces and major cities will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:30:17 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139941
<![CDATA[S. Korea Proposes N. Korea's Presence at National Sports Festival ]]> South Korea's sports minister says he has proposed North Korea participate in the South’s annual national sports festival to be held in Seoul next year.  Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Do Jong-hwan revealed the plan during a parliamentary inspection of government agencies on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:50:24 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139896
<![CDATA[Asian Para Games to Kick off in Jakarta ]]> The 2018 Asian Para Games begins its eight-day run in Indonesia from Saturday. The opening ceremony starts at 9 p.m. Korea standard time in Jakarta. Some 38-hundred athletes from 43 nations are taking part this year. From South Korea, 307 athletes will compete in 17 sporting events, aiming to finish ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 06 Oct 2018 14:26:36 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139815
<![CDATA[Dodgers' S. Korean Starter Ryu Hyun-jin Wins First Postseason Start in 4 Yrs. ]]> Los Angeles Dodgers' South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin turned in a brilliant outing to win his first postseason start in four years on Thursday. Ryu tossed seven shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in Game One of the National League Division Series, helping his team ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:43:41 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139794
<![CDATA[S. Korean Athletes Depart for 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia]]> South Korean athletes departed for Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday for the 2018 Asian Para Games. The games are set to open Saturday for eight days.  South Korea is sending 202 athletes in 17 sports. The nation aims to win 33 gold medals, 43 silver and 49 bronze to finish third in the medal ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 02 Oct 2018 11:25:29 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139709
<![CDATA[Joint Korean Team May Compete from Preliminaries for Tokyo Olympics]]> Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Do Jong-hwan says South Korea will seek to form joint teams with North Korea for the Tokyo Olympics.  Do said he planned to discuss the plan with Japanese and Chinese counterparts during his visit to Tokyo Wednesday. He said the issue will also be raised at next ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:48:40 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139282
<![CDATA[S. Korea, Chile Draw 0-0 in Friendly Soccer Match]]> South Korea and Chile drew 0-0 in a friendly soccer match held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on Tuesday.  Team Korea, led by coach Paulo Bento, failed to beat the South American football powerhouse after having earlier beat Costa Rica 2-0 in a friendly last Friday.  Tuesday was only the second ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:30:49 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139281
<![CDATA[Viktor Ahn to Return to S. Korea]]> South Korea-born short track skater Viktor Ahn, who is a naturalized Russian citizen, is planning to wrap up his career in Russia and return to South Korea. Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted the head of Russia’s skating union as saying Wednesday that regrettably, Ahn has decided to end his career and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:09:38 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139131
<![CDATA[S. Korean Men's National Basketball Coach Resigns ]]> The head coach of the South Korean men’s national basketball team has resigned after a third-place finish at this year’s Asian Games. The Korea Basketball Association said on Wednesday it decided to accept head coach Hur Jae's decision to step down from the post. Assistant coach Kim Sang-sik will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Sep 2018 16:22:18 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139110
<![CDATA[18th Asian Games End with Closing Ceremony]]> The 18th Asian Games wrapped up on Sunday with a closing ceremony highlighting Indonesia's diversity and cultural heritage. In the ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, South and North Korea marched together under one flag as they did during the opening ceremony. Two table tennis ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 03 Sep 2018 08:58:42 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139040
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Finishes Third at 18th Asian Games]]> South Korea finished third in the medal standings at the18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The nation arrived in Indonesia with a goal of winning at least 65 gold medals and finishing second after China. But by time the quadrennial competition wraps up on Sunday, Team Korea captured 49 gold, 58 silver and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 02 Sep 2018 14:11:35 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139034
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Wins Gold in Men's Football, Baseball]]> South Korea defeated Japan to win a gold medal both in the men’s football and baseball at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The men’s football team beat Japan 2-1 in the final match at Pakansari Stadium in Cibinong on Saturday. After a scoreless draw, Lee Seung-woo scored the first goal ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:19:24 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139030
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Beats Japan to Defend Asiad Football Title]]> South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 to defend the men’s football title at the Asian Games in Indonesia.  In the final match at Pakansari Stadium in Cibinong on Saturday, the men's football team finished the 90-minute main game in a scoreless draw.  During extra time, Lee Seung-woo ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 01 Sep 2018 23:27:51 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139029
<![CDATA['Tokyo 2020 Welcomes Unified Korean Teams']]> Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports that the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has welcomed the participation of unified Korean teams in the games.  The committee's spokesman Masa Takaya told RFA on Friday that the Olympic Games are a celebration of world peace and Tokyo 2020 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 01 Sep 2018 13:02:43 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139026
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] Cyclist Na Ah-reum Wins 4th Gold in Madison with Kim You-ri]]> South Korean women cyclists have won another gold medal in a team event at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.  The duo of Na Ah-reum and Kim You-ri earned a total of 76 points in the women’s madison final held at the Jakarta International Velodrome on Friday.  Hong Kong finished second ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 31 Aug 2018 19:25:42 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=139019
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Wins Gold for 7th Time in Women's Handball]]> South Korea captured its seventh Asian Games gold medal in women's handball on Thursday.    The women's handball team defeated China 29-23 in the final at the GOR Popki Cibubur sports complex in Jakarta at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.  South Korea also added a gold in cycling. Lee Ju-mi finished ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:41:20 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138991
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] Unified Korea Team Reaches Final in Women's Basketball]]> The unified Korean women's basketball team has reached the finals at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, securing at least a silver medal.  The joint team led by coach Lee Moon-kyu defeated Taiwan 89 to 66 in the semifinals held at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex on Thursday. Inter-Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:48:34 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138979
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Adds 5 Golds Wednesday]]> South Korea added gold medals in judo, soft tennis, cycling and paragliding on Wednesday at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.  The day's first gold medal for South Korea came from soft tennis, where Kim Jin-woong defeated Alexander Elbert Sie of Indonesia 4-2 in the men's singles final in Palembang, the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:03:42 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138963
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Beats Vietnam 3-1 to Reach Football Final]]> South Korea on Wednesday defeated Vietnam 3-1 to reach the men’s football final at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. In the men’s football semifinal match in Jakarata, South Korea's Lee Seung-woo scored two goals and Hwang Ui-jo added another, beating Vietnam led by South Korean head coach Park ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 29 Aug 2018 20:06:10 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138959
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea's Kim Jin-woong Wins Gold in Soft Tennis]]> South Korea's Kim Jin-woong has won a gold medal in men’s soft tennis at the Indonesian Asian Games on Wednesday.  At the final held at the JSC Tennis Court in Palembang, the 28-year-old Kim beat Indonesia’s Alexander Elbert Sie 4-2 to claim the top medal.  It is South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:51:56 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138948
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Adds 4 Golds in Archery, Cycling Tuesday]]> South Korea added four gold medals in archery and cycling at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Tuesday.  The first gold came from the men's individual recurve final, in which Kim Woo-jin defeated compatriot Lee Woo-seok 6-4.  The women’s and men's compound teams then followed up with gold medals of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:53:05 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138930