<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![CDATA[[KBS Exclusive] Footballer Son Jun-ho Set to Join Suwon FC after China Detention Release]]> South Korean footballer Son Jun-ho, who was detained in China for ten months over alleged acceptance of bribes while playing in the Chinese Super League, is set to return to the K League. Sources in the football community told KBS that Son, who returned from China in March, had been preparing to rejoin ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 13:38:27 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats China 1-0 to Finish Second Round of Asian World Cup Qualifiers ]]> South Korea defeated China one-nil at home to wrap up the second round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.  The national team, led by interim coach Kim Do-hoon, beat China in the final Group C match of the second round in the World Cup qualifiers at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2024 08:48:22 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Nat'l Football Team to Face Off against China in AFC World Cup Qualifiers]]> The national football team will face off against China on Tuesday night for their final match of the second qualifying round ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The national team, led by interim coach Kim Do-hoon, will host China for the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) World Cup qualifier match at Seoul ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Jun 2024 15:01:15 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Wins Men's, Women's Championship Titles in Modern Pentathlon Relay]]> For the first time ever, both the South Korean men's and women's national modern pentathlon teams won the world championship title in a team relay. Jun Woong-tae and Seo Chang-wan of the men's duo on Monday earned a total of one-thousand-466 points at the UIPM 2024 Pentathlon World Championships held in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Jun 2024 13:26:37 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Brentford Center-Back Kim Ji-soo Promoted to Top-Flight Squad for 2024-2025 Season]]> Brentford center-back Kim Ji-soo has been promoted to the Bees' first-team squad, just one year after entering the English Premier League. The club announced on its website Friday that the 19-year-old defender will join the first team led by head coach Thomas Frank, starting the 2024-2025 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 08 Jun 2024 15:57:36 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Pummels Singapore 7-0 to Reach Final Round of Asian World Cup Qualifiers]]> South Korea pummeled Singapore 7-0 to reach the final round of Asia’s World Cup qualifiers.  The Korean national team, led by coach Kim Do-hoon, made a clean sweep at National Stadium in Singapore on Thursday in the Group C match in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 08:44:01 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Judoka Kim Min-jong Wins Gold in IJF World Championships]]> South Korean judoka Kim Min-jong claimed his first world title after grabbing a gold medal at the International Judo Federation(IJF) World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Kim defeated Olympic silver medalist Guram Tushishvili of Georgia in the men’s +100 kilogram weight class at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 May 2024 18:51:19 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Giants' Lee Jung-hoo to Undergo Season-ending Shoulder Surgery]]> San Francisco Giants outfielder Lee Jung-hoo will undergo surgery after a shoulder injury, forcing him to sit out the rest of the season. The Giants said on Saturday that a doctor in Los Angeles had recommended that the 25-year-old undergo an operation to repair a torn labrum, adding that it will happen ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 18 May 2024 14:27:48 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[13 Baseball Players Questioned for Getting Drugs to Ex-Bears Slugger]]> A police investigation into former baseball star Oh Jae-won's alleged drug abuse has been expanded to other players, who are suspected to have illegally obtained prescription medicine for Oh. Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency Commissioner Cho Ji-ho told reporters on Tuesday that a total of 13 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 07 May 2024 18:54:39 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Police Questioning 13 Former and Incumbent Baseball Players as Part of Probe into Oh Jae-won]]> In the wake of a drug abuse scandal concerning former Doosan Bears player Oh Jae-won, police are investigating 13 former and incumbent professional baseball players who allegedly received prescriptions for sleeping pills and delivered the controlled medication to the former sports star.    Seoul ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 07 May 2024 17:50:51 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Busan KCC Egis Wins KBL Championships]]> Busan KCC Egis has defeated Suwon KT Sonicboom to win this year’s Korea Basketball League(KBL) Championship, becoming the first team to claim the title after finishing the regular season in fifth place.   KCC beat KT 88 to 70 in Game 5 of the 2023-2024 KBL Championship final on Sunday at Suwon KT ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 06 May 2024 13:39:21 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Vietnam Football Federation: Kim Sang-sik to Serve as Head Coach of Nat'l Team]]> The Vietnam Football Federation has officially announced that Kim Sang-sik, former manager of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, will become the head coach of the Vietnamese national football team.  In a statement released on Friday, the federation said Kim will take the helm of both the national team and the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 May 2024 16:50:35 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[World Taekwondo-Led Sports Festival Opens at Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan]]> A sports festival co-hosted by the international Taekwondo governing body and a world governing organization for baseball and softball opened on Wednesday at refugee camps in Jordan. According to World Taekwondo(WT), an opening event of the "Hope and Dreams Sports Festival," also involving the Taekwondo ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 02 May 2024 15:32:45 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[[KBS Exclusive] Fmr. Jeonbuk FC Manager to Take Head Coach Post for Vietnam's Nat'l Team]]> Kim Sang-sik, former manager of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, is set to take the head coach position for the Vietnamese national football team, following Park Hang-seo, who ended a successful five-year run with the team last year. A source close to the football community in Southeast Asia told KBS that Kim ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 29 Apr 2024 13:18:06 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Loses to Indonesia, Eliminated in Olympic Football Qualifiers]]> South Korea lost to Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, failing to secure a ticket to the Paris Olympics.  Team Korea, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, fell to Indonesia 11-10 in a marathon penalty shootout after drawing 2-2 after 120 minutes in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 26 Apr 2024 10:20:31 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Japan 1-0 in Final Group Match in Olympic U-23 Football Qualifiers]]> South Korea defeated Japan 1-0 in its final group match for the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, which doubles as the regional qualifying event for the Paris Olympics. Team Korea, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won its third match in Group B on Monday at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 23 Apr 2024 09:13:34 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats China 2-0 in Olympic Men’s Football Qualifiers in Qatar]]> South Korea defeated China 2-0 in its second group match for the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, which doubles as the regional qualifying event for the Paris Olympics. Team Korea, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won its second match in Group B on Friday at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 20 Apr 2024 12:34:46 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Giants' Lee Jung-hoo Becomes 3rd S. Korean MLB Player to Produce Hits in 10 Games of Debut Season]]> San Francisco Giants' rookie center fielder Lee Jung-hoo has become the third South Korean player to produce hits in ten consecutive Major League Baseball(MLB) games in their debut season. In the leadoff spot, Lee went two-for-four, including an infield single in the bottom of the first inning against the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:03:11 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats UAE 1-0 to Open Olympic Men’s Football Qualifiers in Qatar]]> South Korea defeated the United Arab Emirates 1-0 in its opening group match for the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, which doubles as the regional qualifying event for the Paris Olympics. Team Korea led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong won its first match in Group B on Tuesday at Abdullah bin ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 17 Apr 2024 08:40:43 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean U-23 Men's National Football Team Kicks off Olympic Qualifier Against UAE on Tues.]]> South Korea's under-23 men's national football team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, are looking to qualify for their 10th straight Summer Olympic Games.   The U-23 team will play in Group B at the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, where the tournament doubles as the AFC qualifiers for the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Apr 2024 14:57:26 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Bags 9th Assist of Season]]> Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min registered his ninth assist of the season in the club’s Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest on Sunday. In the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, the club captain set up Micky van de Ven’s goal in the second half, breaking the 1-1 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:38:34 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Women's Nat'l Football Team Crushes Philippines 3-0 in Friendly]]> The women's national football team crushed the Philippines during the year's first friendly match on home field on Friday. The national team, led by head coach Colin Bell, defeated the Filipino squad three-nil during the friendly at Gyeonggi Province's Icheon Sports Complex. Following ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 06 Apr 2024 15:04:21 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[U-23 Men's Football Team Hoping to Win Asian Cup for Olympic Ticket]]> The under-23 men's national football team have their eyes set on winning the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U23 Asian Cup in Qatar in the hope of securing a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics, which would be the team’s tenth consecutive Olympic entry. The team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, departed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 05 Apr 2024 15:08:26 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[KFA Narrows down No. of Candidates for Nat'l Football Team Head Coach ]]> The Korea Football Association(KFA) has created a short list of eleven candidates for the position of head coach of the men’s national football team. Chung Hae-sung, head of the association's national team committee tasked with finding the new head coach, announced on Tuesday that four South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 02 Apr 2024 17:32:02 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Scores 15th Premier League Goal of Season]]> Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min scored a crucial late winner for his team in the Premier League clash with Luton Town on Saturday. The club captain found the net in the 41st minute in the second half of the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, breaking the 1-1 draw to help his team secure ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 31 Mar 2024 12:24:21 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[SF Giants' Lee Jung-hoo Posts 1st Multi-Hit Game since MLB Debut]]> Lee Jung-hoo, the rookie center fielder for the San Francisco Giants, logged his first multi-hit performance during the second game since his Major Leagues Baseball(MLB) debut. The 25-year-old South Korean was in the starting lineup for the Giants against their second away match against the San Diego ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 30 Mar 2024 16:07:25 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Thailand 3-0 in World Cup Qualifier]]> South Korea defeated Thailand 3-0 in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. The Korean national team, led by interim coach Hwang Sun-hong, won its fourth Group C match in the second round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup AFC qualifiers at Rajamangala Stadium in Thailand.  Lee Jae-sung scored an opener in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 27 Mar 2024 08:51:52 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Nat'l Football Team to Face Thailand in World Cup Qualifier after Last Week's 1-1 Draw]]> The South Korean men's national football team led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong will face Thailand again Tuesday night, in their second 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier match after finishing with a one-one draw in Seoul last Thursday. While the Taegeuk Warriors currently stand atop Group C with two wins ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 26 Mar 2024 14:16:54 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Footballer Returns Home after Being Detained in China over Bribery Suspicions]]> South Korean football player Son Jun-ho, who was detained in China for about ten months over bribery allegations, was released recently and returned home Monday. The foreign ministry announced Son’s return on Monday, saying that it has requested cooperation through various channels with Chinese ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 26 Mar 2024 10:00:44 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Figure Skater Kim Chae-yeon Wins Bronze Medal at 2024 ISU World Championships]]> Figure skater Kim Chae-yeon won the bronze medal in women's single category at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2024. The 17-year-old earned 72-point-81 points for technical element and 63-point-87 points in program component for a total of 136-point-68 points in the women's free ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 23 Mar 2024 15:42:53 +0900 Sports