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Gov’t Launches Task Force Dedicated to Improving Military Exemption Scheme

Gov’t Launches Task Force Dedicated to Improving Military Exemption Scheme

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A task force composed of officials from the Military Manpower Administration and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism with the goal of improving the process of military service exemptions for artists and athletes was launched on October 1. Controversy surrounding the current system was sparked during the 2018 [...]

S. Korean Team in Australian Baseball League Holds 1st Day of Open Tryouts

S. Korean Team in Australian Baseball League Holds 1st Day of Open Tryouts

GWANGJU, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A new, all-Korean team set to join the Australian Baseball League (ABL) this year held the first day of open tryouts on Monday, extending lifelines to castoffs ranging from failed former pros to undrafted high school graduates. The yet-to-be-named club, which will be based in Geelong, 75 kilometers southwest [...]

Baseball Commissioner Named New Head of Pro Sports Association

Baseball Commissioner Named New Head of Pro Sports Association

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of the country’s top baseball league was named the new president of the national professional sports association on Tuesday. Chung Un-chan, commissioner of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), was appointed the second president of the Korea Professional Sports Association (KPSA). The KPSA was formed in November 2015, [...]

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Inc. said Wednesday it has successfully provided a live-stream of a baseball game through its latest technology equivalent to the fifth-generation (5G) network. The mobile carrier said the high-resolution broadcast of the game was delivered through what it calls the 4.5-generation [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Pittsburgh Pirates’ third baseman Kang Jung-ho, his big league career in limbo following a drunk driving conviction, has signed with a Dominican Republic club. Aguilas Cibaenas, which competes in the Dominican Winter League, announced their signing of Kang on their Twitter page on Wednesday. The winter league season usually [...]