<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![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
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korean Archer Kim Woo-jin Recaptures Top Spot in Archery]]> South Korean archer Kim Woo-jin recaptured the top spot in men’s individual archery at the Asian Games for the first time in eight years. Kim grabbed a gold medal on Tuesday after beating fellow South Korean Lee Woo-seok six-to-four in the men's recurve finals held at the Gelora Bung Karno Archery Field ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:53:48 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138910
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Beats Uzbekistan to Reach Football Semifinals]]> South Korea defeated Uzbekistan 4-3 to reach the men's football semifinals at the 18th Asian Games on Monday. In the men's football quarterfinal match in Jakarta, Hwang Ui-jo scored three goals while Hwang Hee-chan scored the winning penalty during extra time.  South Korea will now face Vietnam at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:37:17 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138902
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Wins Gold in Women's Team Recurve ]]> South Korea has beat Taiwan and captured gold in women's archery at the Asian Games in Indonesia. The trio of Chang Hye-jin, Kang Chae-won and Lee Eun-gyeong won by a set score of 5-3 in the final of the women's recurve archery team event held Monday at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:19:35 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138884
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] Unified Korea Wins First Gold]]> The unified Korean canoeing team won a historic gold medal in the women's 500-meter dragon boat racing at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Sunday. The 16-member unified team crossed the finish line in two minutes 24-point-788 seconds at the Jakabaring Rowing and Canoeing Regatta Course in Palembang, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:38:58 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138867
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] Unified Korea Wins First Medal in Canoeing]]> The unified Korean canoeing team on Saturday won a historic first medal in dragon boat racing at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The 12-member unified team, with five South Koreans and seven North Koreans, finished in third place with a time of 56-point-851 seconds in the women's 200 meter dragon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 26 Aug 2018 12:27:41 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138859
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Takes 7 Gold on Friday]]> Team Korea won seven gold, six silver and two bronze medals on Friday, the seventh day of the Asian Games in Indonesia.

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 25 Aug 2018 12:21:00 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138851
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea's Na Ah-reum Wins 2nd Gold in Cycling]]> South Korean cyclist Na Ah-reum has won her second gold medal at the Asian Games in Indonesia.  She covered an 18-point-seven kilometer race in 31 minutes and 57-point-one seconds to finish first in the women’s individual time trial on Friday, defending her title. With her gold win in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:17:57 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138842
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Adds Gold, Bronze in Men's Shooting]]> South Korea has won a gold medal in men's shooting at the Asian Games on Friday. Choi Young-jeon scored 569 points to finish first in the men's 300-meter standard rifle event held at Jakabaring Sport City Shooting Range in Palembang, Indonesia. Hussain Alharbi of Saudi Arabia took silver with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:16:34 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138837
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Beats Iran to Reach Men's Football Quarterfinals]]> South Korea defeated Iran 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the men's football competition at the 18th Asian Games on Thursday. In the round of 16 match in Jakarta, Hwang Ui-jo scored the team's first goal with five minutes remaining in the first half. Lee Seung-woo added another in the second ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:44:52 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138826
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Wins 5 Golds Thursday]]> South Korea added five gold medals at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Thursday, including two in gymnastics.  Gymnast Kim Han-sol won in the men's floor exercise in Jakarta, scoring 14-point-675 points to beat Tang Chiahung of Chinese Taipei. Yeo Seo-jeong grabbed a gold in the women's vault, scoring ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:08:03 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138822
<![CDATA[S. Korean Shooter Shin Hyun-woo Wins Gold at 2018 Asian Games]]> South Korean shooter Shin Hyun-woo has won a gold medal in the men’s double trap event at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.  At the six-man final held at the Jakabaring Sport City Shooting Range in Palembang on Thursday, the 34-year-old scored 74 points, beating India’s Shardul Vihan by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:44:32 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138818
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Adds 3 Golds in Fencing, Wrestling, Cycling Wednesday]]> South Korea added three gold medals at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Wednesday in fencing, wrestling and cycling. The day's first gold medal came from women's road cycling, where Na Ah-reum clocked a time of two hours 55 minutes and 47 seconds to finish first in the 104-point-four-kilometer race.  It ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:48:06 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138791
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] Na Ah-reum Wins Gold in Cycling]]> South Korea’s female cyclist Na Ah-reum won the gold medal in individual cycling at the Asian Games in Indonesia. Na clocked two hours 55 minutes and 47 seconds to finish first in the 104-point-four-kilometer race in the women’s road event on Wednesday. China’s Pu Yixian came in second 80 seconds ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:01:32 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138780
<![CDATA[[Asian Games] S. Korea Wins Three Golds in Wrestling, Fencing, Taekwondo Tuesday]]> South Korea grabbed three gold medals at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Tuesday. In wrestling, Korean Greco-Roman wrestler Ryu Han-su defeated Almat Kebispayev of Kazakhstan 5-4 in the men's 67 kilogram Greco-Roman final in Jakarta, defending his Asiad title in the category.  In taekwondo, Lee ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:53:02 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=138760