Sports & Entertainment Archives | Page 2 of 175 | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category Sports & Entertainment

Koreas Agree to Jointly Participate in Int’l Sports Competitions

Koreas Agree to Jointly Participate in Int’l Sports Competitions

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The two Koreas have agreed to jointly participate in international sports competitions, including the 2018 Asian Games, following their historic summit on Friday, raising expectations of unified teams at upcoming events. The agreement was part of a joint declaration issued after South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held their monumental summit earlier in the [...]

Embattled Infielder Kang Jung-ho Granted U.S. Visa, Set to Rejoin Pirates

Embattled Infielder Kang Jung-ho Granted U.S. Visa, Set to Rejoin Pirates

SEOUL, Apr. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — His major league career once in limbo over a drunk driving conviction, embattled South Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho is finally set to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates announced Thursday (local time) that Kang has been granted a U.S. work visa and has re-entered the country. After missing the [...]

Dutch Speed Skating Coach Parts Ways with S. Korean Nat’l Team

Dutch Speed Skating Coach Parts Ways with S. Korean Nat’l Team

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Bob de Jong, former Dutch Olympic speed skating champion who coached South Korea to a record-setting performance at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, will not return to the team, the national skating federation said Thursday. The Korea Skating Union (KSU) said de Jong, whose contract expired on Feb. 28, told the KSU via email that he’d [...]

‘Avengers 3′ Breaks All-time Opening Day Record in S. Korea

‘Avengers 3′ Breaks All-time Opening Day Record in S. Korea

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — “Avengers: Infinity War” charted the biggest opening day ever in South Korea with an audience of nearly 1 million, outstripping the first day of last year’s local hit “The Battleship Island” (972,161), data showed Thursday. The Marvel superhero flick opened on Wednesday and garnered 976,835 admissions, which is slightly [...]

Nat’l Football Coach Says S. Korea’s World Cup Preparations Are on Track

Nat’l Football Coach Says S. Korea’s World Cup Preparations Are on Track

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) –  South Korea football coach Shin Tae-yong said Wednesday his team’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are on track. South Korea will meet Germany, Sweden and Mexico in Group F at the World Cup in Russia, which is only about 50 days away. Shin admitted that they’re the underdogs but will not give up easily. “Frankly, none [...]

Singer Jang Hyun-seung, Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji Break Up

Singer Jang Hyun-seung, Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji Break Up

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop singer Jang Hyun-seung and celebrity athlete Shin Soo-ji ended their romantic relationship, the singer’s agency said Tuesday. Cube Entertainment said the two decided to remain good friends and that it wasn’t clear when they split up. Jang, a former member of the now-defunct idol group BEAST, and Shin, a star gymnast-turned-pro bowler, started seeing each other last fall and [...]

S. Korea to Announce 2018 World Cup Squad on May 14

S. Korea to Announce 2018 World Cup Squad on May 14

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will unveil their roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on May 14, the national football governing body said Monday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said South Korea men’s national football team head coach Shin Tae-yong will announce his roster for the 2018 World Cup at a multipurpose hall at Seoul City Hall starting at 10 a.m. on May 14. For the 2014 World Cup, South Korea announced their 23-man squad at the [...]

Korean Adaptation of ‘Suits’ Adds Local Color to Popular U.S. Drama

Korean Adaptation of ‘Suits’ Adds Local Color to Popular U.S. Drama

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The highly-anticipated Korean adaptation of American legal drama “Suits” is set to premiere Wednesday. On the same day, the popular series will broadcast its season 7 finale in the U.S. Premiered in June 2011 on the cable network USA, the U.S.series is being remade overseas for the first time in Korea. Its second announced redo is [...]