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Men’s Volleyball Enjoyed Most Female Support in 2018: Poll

Men’s Volleyball Enjoyed Most Female Support in 2018: Poll

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Men’s volleyball had the highest percentage of female fans among South Korean professional sports last year, a survey showed Friday. The Korea Professional Sports Association (KPSA) released findings of its study on fans in five professional sports leagues in the country: baseball, football, volleyball, basketball and golf. The survey [...]

Human Rights Watchdog to Look into Sexual Violence in Sports

Human Rights Watchdog to Look into Sexual Violence in Sports

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog said Tuesday that it will launch a full-dress probe into human rights conditions in sports circles, which are under harsh criticism in the wake of sexual assault allegations raised by athletes earlier this month.  “The National Human Rights Commission will create a special investigation [...]

S. Korea Introduces Measures to Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct in Sports

S. Korea Introduces Measures to Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct in Sports

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a set of measures to wipe out sexual assault and abuse in sports following a sex crime case involving an Olympic short track gold medalist. The sports ministry issued an apology and introduced measures to prevent and eliminate sexual misconduct in the country’s sports [...]

Gov’t to Professionalize Taekwondo, Make It More Accessible

Gov’t to Professionalize Taekwondo, Make It More Accessible

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced Friday it will seek to professionalize its traditional martial art of taekwondo and make it more accessible to a wider population. The sports ministry, in conjunction with four taekwondo organizations (World Taekwondo, Korea Taekwondo Association, Kukkiwon and Taekwondo Promotion Foundation), announced strategies and policy goals to [...]

LPGA Commissioner Calls Fledgling International Team Event ‘Unique’

LPGA Commissioner Calls Fledgling International Team Event ‘Unique’

INCHEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The UL International Crown, a fledgling women’s match play competition put together by the LPGA Tour, is here to stay as it provides a “unique” opportunity for fans and players alike, the tour’s top official said Monday. LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan said the International Crown, which was first [...]

Test Events for PyeongChang 2018

Test Events for PyeongChang 2018

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – With a little over a year left until the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, several test events will be taking place in the coming weeks.  There will be a total of 14 events hosted in 14 different disciplines until April 8, which will feature the participation of 1,515 athletes and [...]