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2014 Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Salt Lake City:  Korea wins 3000m Relay

The Women’s Korean Olympic Gold Medal winners at Sochi wins the 3000m Relay with Gold medalist Shim Suk Hee (KOR) at the anchor.

South Korea and Netherlands Ink Skating Accord

South Korea’s Lee Kyou-hyuk (REUTERS/Phil Noble) SEOUL, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Short track powerhouse South Korea and speed skating masters the Netherlands have agreed to share expertise in the winter sports to boost their medal hopes at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. The Korea Skating Union (KSU) said on Tuesday it had signed the agreement with […]

Park v Sun set to light up pool, South Korea top table

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON (Reuters) – South Korean sharpshooters snatched two early golds to put the hosts top of the Asian Games medals table on Sunday, but the highlight of the second day’s action will come later in the pool when China’s Sun Yang takes on local hero Park Tae-hwan in the 200 meters freestyle […]

North Korea scraps plan to send cheerleaders to Asian Games in South

(Reuters) – North Korea has decided not to send a cheerleading squad to accompany its athletes at the Asian Games to be held inSouth Korea next month, a leading sports official said on Thursday. The reversal of an earlier pledge to send as many as 350 cheerleaders, who have been a popular attraction in their […]

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Macau, China: China vs. Korea

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Macau, China: Japan vs. Korea

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Sao Paulo: USA vs Korea

The USA team beat Korea easily with a score of 25-16, 25-17, 25-15. After this match, USA is now ranked 4th in the Grand Prix and S. Korea drops to 9th.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Sao Paulo, Brazil: USA vs. Korea

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Hwaseong, Korea: Korea vs. Germany

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Hwaseong, Korea: Serbia vs. Germany

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

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.

African Team Set to Make History at Tour de France

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) Jan 14 (Reuters) – Douglas Ryder could not contain himself when a text message popped up on his phone on Wednesday informing him that his MTN-Qhubeka team would become the first African-based cycle outfit to take part in the Tour de France. The South African team were handed one of five wildcard […]

Reuters’ Comeback of the Year: Viktor Ahn

By Peter Rutherford SEOUL, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Whether ‘V’ stands for ‘victory’, ‘vindication’ or ‘vengeance’, Viktor Ahn wrote his new name in the record books by winning three more short track golds at the Sochi Olympics, repaying the faith his adopted country Russia had showed in him. Born ‘Ahn Hyun-soo’ in Seoul, the skater […]

2014 Men’s Skeleton World Cup: Calgary: Podium Interviews

The top 3 finishers from the Calgary Men’s Skeleton event are interviewed with the Dukurs Brothers’ taking 1st and 2nd place and Sungbin Yun (KOR) in 3rd with the first ever ice sledding medal for Korea.

Southeast Asian Olympics possible after IOC reforms

(Reuters) – Indonesia are optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors after the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) revamp of the bidding and hosting processes. Earlier this month, IOC members voted to allow multiple cities and countries to host events at future Games, one of a number of […]

Chinese officials defend Sun’s three-month ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TIM WIMBORNE (Reuters) – The Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) has defended the three-month ban handed out to world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang for a doping offense. The CSA released a statement on Tuesday saying it believed Sun had made a mistake but never intended to cheat. “Sun took the drug without an […]

Simone Biles Wins Four Gold Medals at World Championships

Simone Biles at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (REUTERS/China Daily) CLICK HERE to see Simone Biles defend herself against a bee attack on the podium! (Reuters) – American Simone Biles emerged as the most-decorated gymnast at the 2014 world championships in southern China on Sunday after winning the balance beam and floor exercise events […]

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: Se Gwang wins Vault

Se Gwang Ri becomes first North Korean man to win a Gymnastics World Title, posting the highest score at 15.633 and a combined of 15.416 points. Unfortunately he injuries himself on his final vault.

Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

(Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common? They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee. The withdrawals, with Oslo pulling out as recently as last week, have highlighted […]

Magnificent Mary wins boxing gold for India at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON (Reuters) – M.C. Mary Kom gave India’s battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women’s flyweight gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Kom came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova on a split decision in the 51-kilogram division. Her win provided India with its first […]

Drama and Controversy Reign at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON (Reuters) – Cries of foul play took over the Asian Games on Wednesday when an Indian female boxer refused to accept her medal and Malaysia lodged a formal complaint after one of its competitors failed a drugs test. An Iraqi runner was also awarded a gold after a bizarre end to one […]

Gulf states strike athletics gold, North stun South

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON REED (Reuters) – Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold on Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s soccer semi-final. Mohamad Al-Garni and Maryam Yusuf Jamal added their names to the growing […]

Afghan beach volleyball grows with the Games, says coach

(Reuters) – Afghanistan’s beach volleyball teams have missed out on the reward of a new car after finishing out of the medals at the Asian Games, but they are happy with the experience, media exposure and ill-fitting sunglasses they found in South Korea. While a loss to Indonesia confirmed their exit from the tournament on […]

Cambodian athlete fails doping test

(Reuters) – The Asian Games were hit by a second anti-doping violation on Thursday when the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Cambodian soft tennis player Yi Sophany had tested positive. The OCA said in a statement her urine specimen, collected in pre-competition testing on Sept. 16, was found to contain the banned weight loss […]

Qatar takes a stand in hijab row at Asiad

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-MIN/SPORTS CHOSUN (Reuters) – The issue of religious freedom took center stage at the Asian Games on Wednesday when Qatari women forfeited a basketball game after refusing to remove the Islamic head scarf, dealing another blow to an event that trumpets diversity and inclusiveness. Organizers of Incheon’s Asian Games, which have welcomed 9,500 […]

Baseball Gains Support for Return to Olympics

Baseball was last in the Olympics in 2008 (Shutterstock) By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The president of the Olympic Council of Asia has thrown his support behind baseball’s bid to return to the programme at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who also heads the powerful Association of […]

‘Locksmith’ Dutt hones bag of tricks for Asiad gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/GRIGORY DUKOR/FILES (Reuters) – Touching feet is the traditional Indian way of showing respect to someone but, as his numerous opponents would vouch, if it’s on the wrestling mat and the outstretched arms belong to Yogeshwar Dutt, it normally means danger. The 31-year-old is one of the Indian freestyle wrestlers who have challenged the […]

Asian Olympic boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

(Reuters) – Asia’s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had “broken the ice” when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics. Saudi Arabia is the only country among the 45 competing nations at the Asian Games, […]

Thai princess going for gold at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SOE ZEYA TUN/FILES (Reuters) – The Thailand team for the 17th Asian Games includes a real-life princess with a down-to-earth approach to life and a heart set on winning gold. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the granddaughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been chosen to represent her country in equestrian, riding a horse called Prince Charming. […]

OCA throws Iran official out of Asiad

(Reuters) – The president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) apologized on Wednesday after an Iranian official was thrown out of the Asian Games in South Korea after being charged with sexual harassment. Police had charged the official following a complaint by a female volunteer at a soccer stadium. A Palestine soccer player has […]

Women front and center of Japan’s Asian Games team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team’s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women’s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be […]

IOC meets Saudi Olympic chief, discuss women in Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has met with the new Saudi Arabian Olympic chief to discuss women’s participation in the Games among other issues, amid the country’s failure to send any female athletes to the Asian Games. IOC President Thomas Bach said new Saudi Olympic chief Prince Abdullah bin Musaed bin […]

Jordan Burroughs Wins Bronze Medal at World Championships

Jordan Burroughs (John Sachs/Tech-Fall) By Craig Sesker TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Nobody is going to ever question the grit, moxie and heart that American star Jordan Burroughs displays whenever he steps on a wrestling mat. Competing with a heavily wrapped left knee, Burroughs capped a courageous performance by winning a bronze medal at the World Championships […]

Incheon Ready to Showcase Cream of Asian sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI (Reuters) – An array of Olympians and stars of sports niche and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. From weightlifting to wushu, rowing to […]

Asian Games: Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive. The Saudi stance sparked criticism from Human Rights Watch, which condemned its all-male line-up, saying the ultra-conservative state was shutting the door […]

Trial of proposed scoring system wrong, says Olympian

(Reuters) – The Badminton World Federation should have taken more time to trial their proposed scoring changes and given top shuttlers a better chance to experience it, Japan coach Park Joo-bong said. The BWF will decide in November whether or not to employ the new five-game race-to-11 scoring system or stick with the first to […]

Michael Phelps Wins First International Race Since Olympics

Michael Phelps at the Pan Pacific swimming championships (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Aug 23 (Reuters) – It’s not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that’s exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two […]

Samsung extends deal as Olympics top sponsor to 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/BEAWIHARTA (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998 and was a local sponsor at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well, will […]

Ten Years On, Athens 2004 Gives Greece Little to Cheer

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS (Reuters) – It was billed as a chance to transform Greece’s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-gleaming Olympic venues which crackled with activity have […]

FIVB World Grand Prix Preview

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team will be in search of its sixth FIVB World Grand Prix title as Team USA opens the tournament’s first of three preliminary round weekends Aug. 1-3 in Ankara, Turkey. The Americans begin the 2014 edition on Aug. 1 versus No. 6 Russia at 6 a.m. […]

2014 Fencing World Championship: M Team Epee: Gold Match

Led by the newly crowned World Champ, Ulrich Robeiri and Gauthier Grumier, France comes back from an early deficit to win their 20th title since 1934. Defeating the higher ranked South Korean team 45-39.

2014 Fencing World Championship: W Team Foil: Bronze Match

After a slow start the French Women ran away with it 45-35 over South Korea.

2014 Fencing World Championship: M Team Sabre: Gold Match

For the first time, starting in 1930, the German Sabre team have become the World Champions, coming back from a slow start to beat Korean, 45-41. Anchored by 2009 individual champion Nicolas Limbach.

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Chief Quits

Kim Jin-sun (Reuters/Rogan Ward) (Reuters) – Kim Jin-sun quit as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee on Monday, the second senior official to step down in recent weeks. Kim, 67, who had been President of the committee (POCOG) since 2011, had his resignation accepted by the government despite his term running until […]

10 Teens to Watch at 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

The scene in Oregon (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Click here for the TV schedule on Universal Sports Network. The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on July 22. As featured in the latest edition of SPIKES, […]

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 […]


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