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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.

‘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 […]

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 […]

 
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