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S. Korea-Japan Spat Spills Over into Curling

S. Korea-Japan Spat Spills Over into Curling

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Cooling South Korea-Japan relations following Japan’s recent economic retaliation are affecting the sports industry. Gangneung in Gangwon Province, a host city for the South Korea-China-Japan Women’s Curling Competition scheduled for August 16 to 18, decided not to invite the Japanese team. The competition will feature the Gyeonggi Provincial Government [...]

S. Korean Women’s Curling Posts Highest-ever Position for Asian Team in World Rankings

S. Korean Women’s Curling Posts Highest-ever Position for Asian Team in World Rankings

SEOUL, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean women’s curling team earned its highest-ever world ranking on Thursday after climbing up to second place. South Korea moved up four spots to finish second with 65.907 points in the latest women’s world rankings released by the World Curling Federation (WCF). South Korea was behind Sweden, [...]

LG Ad Featuring Nat’l Curing Team Hits 5 Mln YouTube Views

LG Ad Featuring Nat’l Curing Team Hits 5 Mln YouTube Views

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its new vacuum cleaner advertisement, which features the South Korean women’s curling team that won a surprise silver in the 2018 Winter Games, tallied more than 5 million views on video-sharing platform YouTube. The advertisement, first showcased on March 14, posted more than 350,000 [...]

S. Korea’s Curling Stone Manufacturer Gains Exposure

S. Korea’s Curling Stone Manufacturer Gains Exposure

GEOCHANG, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With curling enjoying explosive popularity thanks to the exploits of the South Korea women’s Olympics squad, which qualified for the semi-finals with a tournament-leading 8-1 record, a domestic manufacturer of curling stones based in Geochang County is gaining attention. After three years of research, starting this year the Geochang [...]

Surge in Curling Patent Applications Reflects Growing Public Interest

Surge in Curling Patent Applications Reflects Growing Public Interest

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — In the past few years, South Korean patent applications pertaining to curling have increased significantly. On January 23, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) revealed only five ideas had been submitted from 1994 to 2013, but in the aftermath of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, where the South Korean [...]

S. Korea’s Women’s Curling Confident of First Olympic Medal at PyeongChang

S. Korea’s Women’s Curling Confident of First Olympic Medal at PyeongChang

JINCHEON, South Korea, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The head coach of the South Korean women’s curling team on Wednesday showed her complete confidence in bringing her home country its first Olympic medal in the sport at next month’s PyeongChang Winter Games. “We’ve played with the big four powers of Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and Scotland on the world stage for the last two years. And we’ve [...]

Korea’s Recently-turned Favorite Winter Sport Curling Now Available in Mobile Game

Korea’s Recently-turned Favorite Winter Sport Curling Now Available in Mobile Game

Suwon, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Curling-themed mobile game application has been launched by Gyeonggi-do, the most populous province in South Korea on June 10. The curling game caught a nationwide popularity during the latest Winter Olympics in Sochi. With an aim to promote the organization’s advancement in policy planning — and attract the public [...]