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Asian Games Athletes Advised to Refrain from Mentioning Politics and Economy

Asian Games Athletes Advised to Refrain from Mentioning Politics and Economy

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang to feature a joint delegation from both Koreas, South Korean athletes participated in a special information session that discussed the precautionary guidelines on how to behave around North Koreans. On August 7, South Korean athletes held an inaugural rally before receiving instruction [...]

Koreas to Continue Peacemaking Mood by Sending Unified Teams to 2018 Asian Games

Koreas to Continue Peacemaking Mood by Sending Unified Teams to 2018 Asian Games

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and North Korea will try to continue their peacemaking mood through sport by sending joint teams to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The Koreas agreed to field joint teams in three sports — basketball, canoeing, and rowing — at this year’s Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, which will [...]

Olympic Archery Champions to Compete at Asian Games

Olympic Archery Champions to Compete at Asian Games

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A couple of reigning Olympic archery champions will represent South Korea at this year’s Asian Games. Chang Hye-jin, a double gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, and Kim Woo-jin, a member of the gold medal-winning men’s team at the same competition, won the female and male events at the 2018 national team trials on [...]

Incheon Signs Consulting Deal with Next Asiad Host

Incheon Signs Consulting Deal with Next Asiad Host

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon, the South Korean host of the 2014 Asian Games, has reached a consulting agreement with the event’s next host, hoping to share its experience and knowledge of staging the continent’s largest multisport competition, officials said Monday. The organizing committee for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games said its secretary-general, [...]

Condoms Made Available at Asian Games Villages Run out Fast

Condoms Made Available at Asian Games Villages Run out Fast

SEOUL, Sep. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Even before the beginning of the Incheon Asian Games, condoms made available free of charge by the organizing committee are fast running out every day. According to the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee on September 17, as many as 5,000 condoms it supplies every day at the Asian Games Village are out [...]

[Quote] Ministry of National Defense Criticized for Article on North’s Cheerleaders

[Quote] Ministry of National Defense Criticized for Article on North’s Cheerleaders

“North Korean cheerleaders who embody communist ideology to their bones are like warriors for revolution. Their beauty is nothing but an empty shell to bewitch South Korean people.” “Dispatch of its cheerleading squad will be used as a weapon to disarm the sense of national security in South Korea.” “They are no less than the [...]

The Biggest K-pop Expo to be Held Alongside with Incheon Asia Games

The Biggest K-pop Expo to be Held Alongside with Incheon Asia Games

  SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the Hallyu  — a wave of popular South Korean culture — sweeping through the entire Asia and now starting to invade the rest of the world, evident from K-pop YouTube videos gathering over 3 billion hits from total 225 countries, “K-pop Expo in Asia,” which will be the largest [...]