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N. Korea’s Suspension from Olympics Augurs Ill for Seoul’s Peace Efforts

N. Korea’s Suspension from Olympics Augurs Ill for Seoul’s Peace Efforts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s recent suspension of North Korea until the end of next year is dealing yet another dispiriting blow to South Korea’s efforts to use sports diplomacy to reengage with Pyongyang, experts said Friday. The suspension came as Seoul has been angling for top-level inter-Korean engagement [...]

Japan Accuses S. Korea of ‘Shunning’ Fukushima Food at Tokyo Olympics

Japan Accuses S. Korea of ‘Shunning’ Fukushima Food at Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Korean food supplier for the South Korean national teams at the Tokyo Olympics continues to raise controversy among Japanese politicians, the Japanese government continues to insist that food from Fukushima is safe. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said at a press conference on Tuesday that Japan is [...]

Survey Shows Football is Most Popular Olympic Sport Among S. Korean Viewers

Survey Shows Football is Most Popular Olympic Sport Among S. Korean Viewers

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Football was the most-watched sport midway through the Tokyo Olympics among South Korean TV viewers, data showed Monday. The group round match of the South Korean men’s football team against Romania on July 25 marked a combined 33 percent in viewership, according to Nielson Korea. It was aired simultaneously [...]

(Olympics) Like Father, Like Daughter: Gymnast Vaults to Bronze 25 Years After Father’s Silver

(Olympics) Like Father, Like Daughter: Gymnast Vaults to Bronze 25 Years After Father’s Silver

TOKYO, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean artistic gymnast Yeo Seo-jeong can proudly call herself an Olympic medalist, but the 19-year-old vaulter isn’t even the first one in her family to claim that title. It was a quarter century ago that her father, Yeo Hong-chul, captured silver medal in the men’s vault at the [...]

Hyundai Motor Group Helps Korean Archers Succeed with Innovative Technology

Hyundai Motor Group Helps Korean Archers Succeed with Innovative Technology

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group’s innovative technology is gaining attention after it was found to have contributed to the South Korean national archery team’s outstanding performance at the Tokyo Olympics, with the team having already won three gold medals. Hyundai’s technological support program started with Jeong Eui-seon, chairman of the Korea [...]

Why is S. Korea So Good at Archery? Athletes Find Answer in Transparency, Internal Competition

Why is S. Korea So Good at Archery? Athletes Find Answer in Transparency, Internal Competition

TOKYO, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has dominated archery in the Olympics the way few other countries have in other sports. South Korea leads everyone with 26 gold medals, including two over the first two days of competition at the Tokyo Olympics this month. South Korea won the inaugural gold medal in the [...]