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In-depth look at the Winter Paralympic Games

In-depth look at the Winter Paralympic Games

Athletes will be competing in a total of six sports, including alpine skiing, biathlon and wheelchair curling. The basic rules are similar to that of the Olympics, but slightly different for the Paralympic games. Lee Ji-won explains further. Alpine skiing, biathlon, ice hockey,… these games might sound familiar, but at the Paralympics they are a …

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“Yeong-mi!” S. Korea’s curling ‘girl group’ creates sensation during the Olympics

“Yeong-mi!” S. Korea’s curling ‘girl group’ creates sensation during the Olympics

With the screams “Yeong-mi” echoeing through the stadium becoming increasingly familiar, the Korean women’s curling team was arguably the biggest fan favorite in this Olympics. Other than being virtually unbeatable, their unique style, characteristics, team chemistry and contagious enthusiasm clearly set the ladies apart from their competitors. Lee Jeong-yeon gets us better acquainted with the …

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South Korea’s women’s curling team make final after thrilling victory over Japan

South Korea’s women’s curling team make final after thrilling victory over Japan

Turning our focus to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics… now into its penultimate day. South Korea’s women’s curling team is on the brink of grabbing a surprise gold medal after they beat Japan in a nail-biting semifinal at the PyeongChang Curling Centre on Friday night. The quartet, led by their skip, Kim Eun-jung, won eight-seven after …

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Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho wins Korea’s 1st gold at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games

Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho wins Korea’s 1st gold at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games

Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho… had a golden weekend at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games on Sunday. Lee managed to finish the men’s giant slalom race with the shortest combined time for two runs… at 1-minute 35-point-7-6 seconds. This is Team Korea’s first gold medal at the 8th Asian Winter Games,… and also the country’s …

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Six South Korean skiers competing in Wednesday’s cross-country skiing event

Six South Korean skiers competing in Wednesday’s cross-country skiing event

And on Wednesday morning,… the cross-country skiing events got underway. Today’s games are the shorter 1-point-1 kilometers and 1-point-5 kilometers sprint courses,… and Team Korea is hoping to add another medal to its tally. Six South Korean skiers participated, including Sin Eui Hyun, who qualified for semi-finals,… finishing in 3-minutes-11-point-33 seconds to come 8th out …

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PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic torch relay begins in 5 cities around S. Korea

PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic torch relay begins in 5 cities around S. Korea

The Winter Paralympics torch relay has kicked off with a week to go before the main event begins. The flame was lit in 5 different locations around the nation — in Gochang, Cheongdo, Anyang, Nonsan and Jeju Island. The torches will tour these areas until they arrive in Seoul tomorrow evening, and are joined together …

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Korea’s Lee Seung-hoon wins gold at Men’s Mass Start event in Russia

Korea’s Lee Seung-hoon wins gold at Men’s Mass Start event in Russia

In sports… South Korea’s speed skaters are ensuring the country can be quietly confident of some Olympic golds at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Kim Mok-yeon with the details. There were more medals for South Korea on Sunday at this year’s World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Russia. Veteran skater Lee Seung-hoon grabbed the …

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Torch relay of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics kicks off in Greece

Torch relay of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics kicks off in Greece

The torch for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter games is lit in Greece, the home of the ancient sporting event. Meaning the countdown has begun to one of the greatest athletic and cultural meets in the world. Won Jung-hwan zooms in on the first major event leading up to next year’s global games. The torch lighting …

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‘Let Everyone Shine’: PyeongChang 2018 torch relay plan announced

‘Let Everyone Shine’: PyeongChang 2018 torch relay plan announced

The organizing committee of next year’s PyeongChang Olympic Games has revealed its plans for the relay that will bring the Olympic torch to Korea. They’ll be including thousands of ordinary members of the public, and as our Lee Unshin reports, anyone can apply. The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics are still almost 10 months away.., but …