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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 [...]

Team Play Essential in Mass Start Speed Skating, Experts Say

Team Play Essential in Mass Start Speed Skating, Experts Say

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean speed skaters who competed in mass-start races are facing controversy as confused viewers question some athletes’ decision to make sacrifices for other team members, but experts say team play is essential in this type of competition. Speed skaters Lee Seung-hoon and Kim Bo-reum, who won gold and silver [...]

S. Koreans Watch More Speed Skating Than Anyone on YouTube

S. Koreans Watch More Speed Skating Than Anyone on YouTube

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Among the Winter Olympic categories watched on YouTube, no country watches speed skating competitions more than South Koreans, the streaming service has revealed. In fact, South Koreans watched 10 times more speed skating via YouTube than any other country, befitting a nation that is considered a speed skating powerhouse, [...]

Figure Skating Hottest Ticket for Pyeongchang 2018 after 1st Phase of Sales

Figure Skating Hottest Ticket for Pyeongchang 2018 after 1st Phase of Sales

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The ladies’ figure skating singles final was the hottest ticket for next year’s Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea, organizers said Monday. The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games announced the winners of the online ticket lottery on Monday. It said the winners will be [...]