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2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: Korea wins Women’s 3000m Relay WC

Korea finished the final race of the World Cup season in 2nd place behind China with a time of 4:09.794. Korea not only finished the day with a WC title but also a WR in the semi-final heat.

2013 FIE Fencing World Championship: Korea wins Sabre Bronze

In the Men’s Team Sabre Bronze Medal match, despite a great run by Buikevich, too many blank rounds gives Korea the win, 45-31 over Belarus.

2012 Men’s Volleyball World League: USA vs Korea

To the lament of the home crowd, Team USA sweeps Korea 25-20, 25-18, and 25-18, as they win all three matches in Gwangju.

2012 Men’s Volleyball World League: Best scores from USA vs Korea

Check out the best blocks and spikes as Team USA continues a 6-game winning streak, beating Korea for the third time.

Retired Lee admits Olympic failures inspired him

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – Four-time world champion speed skater Lee Kyou-hyuk’s pursuit of an elusive Olympic medal was the motivation that kept him in the sport for so long, the Korean said as he bid a formal and emotional farewell on Monday. The 36-year-old had announced his retirement in February after failing to […]

2014 Women’s Curling Championship: Russia Takes Bronze Medal

Russia beats Korea in the 11th end after tying it up in the 10th. This is Russia’s first Curling medal.

2014 WCF World Women’s Curling Championship: SUI vs KOR

In the Semi-Final against South Korea, Switzerland capitalizes on some Korean mistakes to win 7-3. They will now face Canada in the Gold Medal Final tomorrow.

2014 WCF World Women’s Curling Championship: Jisun’s great shot

In the Semi-Final against Switzerland, South Korea Skip Kim Jisun hits a great double to start the match, unfortunate, South Korea would go on to lose 3-7.

Russia lightens up with softer image at closing ceremony

(Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)  (Reuters) – An emotional closing ceremony at Russia’s first Winter Olympics painted the hosts in soft colors, in contrast to the muscular, assertive spectacle that kicked off the Games, and there was even room for a joke at the home nation’s expense. The show at the Fisht Stadium on the Black […]

Thrills on Russian ice, Ukraine athlete leaves in protest

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The women’s figure skaters provided a thrilling climax to Thursday’s Winter Olympics action when Russian Adelina Sotnikova claimed gold, but a skier’s decision to pull out of the Games in protest was a reminder of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Sotnikova was second going into the free skating program, and […]

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

Canada, Germany strike winter gold, Russia basks in skating glory

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA (Reuters) – Canada and Germany added to their gold medal hauls at the Winter Olympics on Monday, while Russia basked in the afterglow of its first title of the Games after the team figure skating victory captivated the host nation. The inaugural team event, decided at a packed Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi on […]

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Kolomna: KOR sets WR in Women’s 3000m Relay

Korea finished the final day of the World Cup by taking home a new world record after finishing with a time of 4:06.215 in the semi-finals heat. The previous record was 4:06.636.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Torino: KOR wins Women’s 3000m Relay

Korea waited to the final 3 laps to make their move, overtaking China to get the win with a time of 4:10.600.

2013 FIE Fencing World Championship: Russia wins Foil Bronze

In the Women’s Team Foil Bronze Medal match, Korea started with a lead, but then fell apart in the final rounds, giving Russia the Brinze 45-38.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Single Distance Championship: Dutch men win Team Pursuit

For the second year in a row, the Dutch Men take the team title by 2.57 seconds over Korea.

Glitzy Gala cannot hide figure skating warts

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 17 (Reuters) – The figure skating world championships closed on Sunday as they almost always do with a glitzy gala, arguments and controversy. With a scoring system that is harder to understand than the theory of relativity and offers about as much transparency as a Papal conclave, figure skating […]

Queen Yuna reigns supreme at worlds

Gold medal winner Kim Yuna of Korea celebrates with fans after the ladies free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Yuna capped her comeback season with a magical victory at the world figure […]

Kim not perfect but good enough at worlds

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 14 (Reuters) – Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks. Making a comeback after nearly two years on the sidelines, the South Korean’s […]

Fernandez enjoys last laugh over bullies

By Pritha Sarkar March 11 (Reuters) – Growing up in a city awash with macho sporting icons, Javier Fernandez was mercilessly teased by schoolboy bullies who seemed to think he spent his time twirling around the ice on his toes in a tutu. Fernandez has no idea where his tormentors have disappeared to but chances […]

Skaters chase world gold with eye on Sochi

By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]

2013 Speed Skating Short Track World Championships: Men’s 5000m Relay: Team CAN wins after KOR penalty

During the 5000m relay of 2013 Speed Skating Short Track World Championships, Team CAN was given the win after a Korean skater bumped into a Canadian in the 9th lap, nearly causing catastrophe. CAN finished with a time of 6:51.37.

2013 Speed Skating Short Track World Championships: Women’s 3000m Relay: Team China wins in controversial finish

Team China won the race after a skater collided with one of team Korea, sending them to the ground with only 3 laps left to go. Chinese team member Wang Meng won the overall WC.

2013 Speed Skating World Cup Finals: Men’s Team Pursuit: Netherlands wins

The Korean men were still hoping to get a win for the day, as the World Cup had already been won by the Netherleands, as they won every race this season, today by 2.05 seconds.

Wrestling in shock as IOC wields Games axe

The Aug. 5, 2012 file photo shows Cuba’s Gustavo Balart, left, competing with South Korea’s Choi Gyu-jin during 55-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. IOC leaders have dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games in a surprise decision to scrap one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program. The IOC […]

Russia’s Pishchalnikova faces life ban for doping

Gold medalist Sandra Perkovic (CRO),center, silver medalist Darya Pishchalnikova (RUS), left, and bronze medalist Yanfeng Lion the podium for the women’s discus during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) MOSCOW, Nov 8 (Reuters) – World discus champion Darya Pishchalnikova could face a life ban from the sport if she […]

Kenya’s Kwambai defends Seoul Marathon title

Nov 4 (Reuters) – James Kwambai stormed to victory in the Seoul Marathon for the second year running on Sunday, winning by almost five minutes to lead a Kenyan 1-2-3. The 29-year-old won his fourth marathon in a time of two hours, five minutes and 50 seconds and was wrapped up and getting warm by […]

Twenty golden moments of the 2012 Games

Usain Bolt (JAM) wins the gold in the men’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The London Olympics were packed with sporting highlights, personal dramas and emotional highs and lows. Here are 20 golden moments from the Games. […]

Sublime Farah delivers distance gold for Britain

Mohamed Farah (GBR) finishes first as Galen Rupp (USA) finishes second in the men’s 10000m during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports) By Neil Maidment LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Mo Farah delivered on all the huge pre-Games hype with a coruscating run to become Britain’s first 10,000 metres […]

Bolt can run 9.40s says IAAF President

Jamaica athlete Usain Bolt during a press conference at the 2012 London Olympics. During the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Usain Bolt won gold medals with world record runs in the 100 and 200. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) By Neil Maidment LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt could lower his 100 meters world […]

Lochte, Sun and Agnel chase second golds

(L to R) Clement Lefert – Yannick Agnel – Amaury Leveaux – Fabien Gilot celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men’s 4x100m freestyle finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – Ryan Lochte, Sun Yang and Yannick Agnel will […]

Don’t bet against Bolt in 100m, says Frater

Nesta Carter (L), Michael Frater (2nd L), Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt (R) of Jamaica celebrate winning their men’s 4×100 meters relay final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu in this September 4, 2011 file photo. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, […]

Unsung Sports: Lost events

Team USA celebrates after the medal ceremony at the Baseball Stadium in Olympic Park during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 27, 2000. The USA defeated Cuba 4-0 to win the gold medal. Cuba took silver. (Photo by Jamie Squire /Getty Images) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming | […]

Impressive Blake lays down marker for Bolt

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (R) and his compatriot Michael Frater compete in the men’s 100 meters event at the athletics meeting in Luzern, July 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) LUCERNE, Switzerland, July 17 (Reuters) – World 100 meters champion Yohan Blake showed he was in good heart to challenge compatriot Usain Bolt for Olympic sprint dominance in […]

Phelps must share London spotlight

Michael Phelps starts the men’s 100m butterfly final during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, July 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) – Unlike Beijing four years ago, Michael Phelps is going to have to share the swimming spotlight at the London Olympics. There will be no […]

High jumper Vlasic ruled out of Games

Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic competes at women’s high jump competition at Zagreb’s IAAF athletics meeting, in Zagreb on September 13, 2011. Vlasic finished at second place. (HRVOJE POLAN/AFP/Getty Images) July 14 (Reuters) – Former high jump world champion Blanka Vlasic will not compete in the London Olympics due to injury problems, the Croatian said on her […]

Powell pulls out of London Diamond League

Asafa Powell kneels on the track after their men’s 100 meters final event at the Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston city, June 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 12 (Reuters) – Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has withdrawn from Friday’s Diamond League meeting in London to rest his injured groin, his agent […]

Sprint rivals all have chance of winning, says Gay

World champion Yohan Blake, left, walks with his coach Glen Mills after defeating world-record holder Usain Bolt in the 100m final at Jamaica’s Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Friday, June 29, 2012. Blake pulled a stunner finishing in 9.75 seconds to upset Bolt by 0.11 seconds. (AP Photo/Collin Reid) By Johnny Cotton PARIS, July 4 […]

South Africa name Pistorius in London Games team

In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius competes in a qualification round for the Men’s 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Double amputee Oscar Pistorius has been selected for South Africa’s Olympic 4×400 relay team. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) JOHANNESBURG, July 4 (Reuters) – Double-amputee Oscar […]

Bolt v Blake showdown a taste of what awaits in London

Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrate victory and a new world record in the men’s 4×100 meters relay final during day nine of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 4, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) By Steve Keating KINGSTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Usain […]

Vanderkaay aiming to make a name for himself in London

Peter Vanderkaay prepares for the men’s 200m freestyle preliminaries during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 11, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Having been part of the Team USA gold medal-winning 4x200m freestyle quartets at […]

Beaming Farah gains from pain

Britain’s Mo Farah crosses the finish line to win the men’s 5000 meters final during the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona in this July 31, 2010 file photograph. Farah’s decision to forgo home comforts transformed him from European to world champion and the popular Briton is banking on the grueling training regime that got him […]

Humble Rudisha ready to light up London track

David Rudisha, of Kenya, gestures after winning the men’s 800 meters at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet Saturday, June 9, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Ed Osmond LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – David Rudisha will not try to steal Usain Bolt’s limelight at the London Olympics but the humble […]

Jamaican sprinter Blake aims to emulate Bolt

(L-R) Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrate victory and a new world record in the men’s 4×100 meters relay final during day nine of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 4, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, June […]

Tyson Gay in NY return

Tyson Gay of United States speaks to the media during a press conference in the adidas PR Lounge ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Daegu 2011 at Daegu Stadium on August 25, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 4 (Reuters) – United States […]

USA beats KOR in Men’s World League Volleyball at Florence

The USA won with a final score of 3-2, then USA were down by 2 sets to Korea but came back to win the last 3 sets – during the FIVB Men’s World League Indoor Volleyball in Florence, Italy.

High jumper Vlasic doubtful for Olympics

Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic competes in the women’s high jump competition at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Brussels on September 16, 2011. (YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images) SPLIT, Croatia, May 22 (Reuters) – Blanka Vlasic, one of the world’s best high jumpers, may miss the London Olympics because of health problems, the Croatian said on Tuesday. The […]

SUI beats KOR in Women’s Curling

2012, Lethbridge, Canada, WCF Women’s Curling Championship, Switzerland advances to the final to face Sweden after defeating Korea 9-7 in semi-final.

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