<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Vietnam Drops Out of Olympic Qualifying Tournament After 1-2 Loss to N. Korea]]> Vietnam's men's national football team on Thursday suffered a one-two loss against North Korea during their final Group D match at the Asian Football Conference(AFC) U-23 Championship in Thailand, falling short of punching a ticket to this year's Summer Olympics. Vietnam, led by South Korean coach Park ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:49:14 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Defeats Uzbekistan to Take Top Seed at Olympic Football Qualifier]]> The South Korean men's national football team defeated Uzbekistan two-one on Wednesday to take the top seed in their group at an Olympic qualifying tournament in Thailand. With a two-goal performance by forward Oh Se-hun on his 21st birthday, South Korea claimed their third straight victory in Group C at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:02:38 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Defeats Iran 2-1 to Advance to Quarterfinals of Olympic Football Qualifier]]> South Korea's men's national football team defeated Iran two-one on Sunday to advance to the knockout round of an Olympic qualifying tournament in Thailand. Midfielder Lee Dong-jun scored for the second consecutive match along with striker Cho Gue-sung to help South Korea claim its second victory at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:17:52 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Qualifies for Women's Volleyball at 2020 Tokyo Olympics]]> South Korea's women's volleyball team has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  The national team punched their ticket by blanking Thailand three to zero at Korat Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Sunday. Team captain Kim Yeon-koung, who sat out the previous day's victory over Chinese ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:10:27 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Host 2024 Winter Youth Olympics]]> South Korea has been named the first Asian nation to host the Winter Youth Olympics.   During a general assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted the right to host the 2024 games in Korea's Gangwon Province.   Of 81 valid votes, Gangwon received ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:03:33 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Claims 1-0 Victory against China in Football Olympic Qualifier]]> South Korea's men's national football team took a step closer to punching their ticket to this year's Olympic Games with a one-nil qualifying match victory over China on Thursday. Lee Dong-jun scored the only goal of the match in the 93rd minute of the first Group C match at the Asian Football ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:33:43 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Golfer Ko Jin-young Named 2019 Player of the Year]]> The world's number one female golfer Ko Jin-young was named the Golf Writers Association of America's(GWAA) 2019 LPGA Tour Player of the Year. The GWAA announced on Wednesday that the 24-year-old South Korean received the highest number of votes in its secret ballot, with American Nelly Korda ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:16:56 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[UEFA Counts Lee Kang-in Among 50 Best Promising European Footballers in 2020]]> South Korean footballer Lee Kang-in, who plays for La Liga side Valencia, has been named one of the 50 promising players for this year by the Union of European Football Associations(UEFA).  The European football governing body announced the list on Friday, noting that they are “the best young talents ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 Jan 2020 19:16:03 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Hopes to Win 10+ Gold Medals to Rank Among Top 10 at Tokyo Olympics ]]> South Korea has set the goal of winning at least ten gold medals to rank among the top ten nations at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee expects medals in events the country usually excels in, including archery, taekwondo and fencing, but also hopes for achievements in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 01 Jan 2020 00:08:01 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Park In-bee Racked up the Most LPGA Wins in Past Decade]]> U.S. news outlet Golf Channel says South Korean star golfer Park In-bee “owned” the last decade on the U.S. LPGA circuit.  The outlet said Park won 18 of her 19 LPGA titles during the decade from 2010 to 2019, including six of her seven majors. It said that no player on the LPGA or PGA Tour racked ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 30 Dec 2019 16:32:39 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Toronto Blue Jays Officially Welcomes Ryu Hyun-jin]]> The Canadian pro baseball team Toronto Blue Jays has officially welcomed its newest member, South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin. In a tweet on Friday, the team announced that it has signed Ryu to a four-year contract, noting the 32-year-old led the Majors with a two-point-32 earned run average(ERA) in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 28 Dec 2019 14:27:58 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Reports: S. Korean Lefty Ryu Hyun-jin to Sign Four-Year, $80 Mln Deal with Blue Jays ]]> South Korean free agent pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin and the Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly agreed to a four-year contract worth 80 million U.S. dollars. ESPN and others reported on Sunday the 32-year-old lefty agreed to the deal, which includes a full no-trade clause and no opt-outs. While the Blue Jays ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:36:09 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Go Master Lee Se-dol Loses to AI in Final Game]]> South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol has retired from professional competition after losing to home-developed artificial intelligence program HanDol on Saturday.   During the match held in Lee's hometown of Shinan, South Jeolla Province, Lee admitted defeat against NHN Entertainment's AI-powered Go program ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 Dec 2019 13:08:48 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Defeats Japan to Win East Asian Cup]]> South Korea defeated Japan one to zero to capture its third straight East Asian Cup.  The South Korean men's national football team on Wednesday beat out Japan in the final match of the East Asian Football Federation(EAFF) E-1 Football Championship at Busan Asiad Main Stadium in the southern port city of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:41:33 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Go Master Lee Se-dol Wins First Round in Final Career Match]]> South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol won the first round of the final match of his 24-year career on Wednesday, taking on a virtual opponent powered by artificial intelligence(AI). The first of three games between Lee and the latest version of the AI Go player Handol, developed by South Korea's NHN ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:46:10 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun to Join St. Louis Cardinals]]> Pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun has signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals worth eight million dollars. In a news conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, the 31-year-old said he’s thrilled to be joining a prestigious major league team and said his primary goal is to make ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:44:24 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Coach Park Visits S. Korea with Vietnamese Team for Training]]> Park Hang-seo, the South Korean head coach of Vietnam's national football team, has landed in Korea with his athletes for training.  Park arrived at Gimhae International Airport Saturday morning alongside Vietnam's under-23 youth team. Speaking to reporters, he thanked the Korean people for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:28:45 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Vietnam Wins First SEA Games Football Gold in 60 Years]]> Anchor: Vietnam's men's national football team won its first Southeast Asian Games title in 60 years on Tuesday, defeating Indonesia three-nil. Vietnamese football fans hailed the team’s South Korean coach, Park Hang-seo, as a national hero for leading Vietnamese football to historic heights. Park ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:48:21 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Vietnam Wins First Men's Southeast Asian Games Soccer Title in Six Decades]]> Vietnam's U-22 men's national soccer team has won its first Southeast Asian Games title in 60 years. Led by South Korean coach Park Hang-seo, the Vietnamese team won a gold medal after defeating Indonesia three to nothing in the championship match at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Tuesday. Vietnam's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:54:07 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Scores Stunning Solo Goal in Premier League]]> South Korean forward Son Heung-min of the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur scored his tenth goal of the season on Saturday.   Son scored a goal at the 32nd minute when his team was leading 2-0 against Burnley in London.   Son picked up the ball on the edge of the Spurs' penalty area before ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:23:49 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Nominated for EPL Player of the Month]]> South Korean football star Son Heung-min of the English Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur has been nominated for the league's player of the month award for November. The 27-year-old is among the seven shortlisted for the honor as announced by the EPL secretariat on Friday.  During four ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 07 Dec 2019 13:06:28 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Named AFC Asian Int'l Player of the Year for Third Time]]> South Korean forward Son Heung-min of the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur has been named the Asian Football Confederation's(AFC) International Player of the Year for the third time.  Son, who collected the award in 2015 and 2017, was awarded the accolade for his impressive performance for Tottenham and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:42:59 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Women Team Pursuit Wins First World Cup Medal]]> South Korea grabbed a medal for the first time in the Women’s team pursuit event on the World Cup stage.  The women's national team clinched a bronze medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup held in Hong Kong on Friday. They beat Germany by zero-point-three seconds with a time of four minutes and 27 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 30 Nov 2019 12:50:28 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Kim Sei-young Wins 10th LPGA Tournament, $1.5M in Prize Money]]> South Korean golfer Kim Sei-young has won the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship, securing the largest money prize in the history of women's golf. Kim, a nine-time LPGA winner and 2015 Rookie of the Year, shot two-under-70 in the final round of the final tournament of the season at Tiburon Golf Club in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:56:43 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Scores Season's Ninth Goal in Mourinho's Debut Game]]> South Korean forward Son Heung-min of the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur scored his ninth goal of the season on Saturday.   Son scored an opener in the 36th minute in a Champions League match against West Ham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. He also helped Lucas Moura net another goal in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 24 Nov 2019 12:21:26 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Scoring Woes Continue as S. Korea Falls 0-3 in Friendly against Brazil]]> The South Korean men’s national football team was blanked zero to three in a friendly against Brazil held in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. It was Team Korea's third straight goalless game following two World Cup qualifying matches against North Korea in October and another against Lebanon last week. Both ended ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:49:51 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Finishes 2nd in Baseball Tournament; Qualifies for 2020 Olympics]]> South Korea finished second in the WBSC Premier12 baseball tournament championship game on Sunday in Tokyo, losing to Japan five to three South Korea, the defending Premier12 champions, opened up the game at the Tokyo Dome with two long balls in the top of the first inning, scoring three runs.  But ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:40:46 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Vietnam Taekwondo Federation Chief Becomes First Non-Korean to Reach Ninth 'Dan']]> Vietnam Taekwondo Federation President Truong Ngoc De has become the first ever non-ethnic Korean to achieve the highest proficiency level in Taekwondo. According to Vietnamese media on Friday, Truong became a so-called ninth dan martial artist after passing the relevant test at the World Taekwondo ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:26:28 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea, Lebanon Draw 0-0 in World Cup Qualifier]]> South Korea and Lebanon drew a scoreless tie on Thursday in a 2022 World Cup qualifying match in Beirut. The men's national team match came in the fourth qualifying round for the Qatar World Cup and was played in front of no spectators. It marked the second consecutive time that Team Korea played ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:49:40 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Ryu Comes in 2nd for Cy Young; Becomes 1st Asian to Receive First-place Vote]]> Free agent Ryu Hyun-jin has come in second place for the 2019 National League Cy Young Award, becoming the first major league pitcher of Asian descent to receive a first-place vote. This year’s award, given out by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, went to 31-year-old Jacob deGrom of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:01:48 +0900 Sports