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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 [...]

S. Korea Retains Board Membership in World Anti-Doping Body

S. Korea Retains Board Membership in World Anti-Doping Body

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has retained its board membership in the world’s top sports anti-doping body, officials here said Wednesday.  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said South Korea was re-elected as an Asian representative on the Foundation Board at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Asian countries cast their votes [...]

Sales of Golf Equipment Plummet with Anti-Graft Law

Sales of Golf Equipment Plummet with Anti-Graft Law

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Golf is considered as a “luxury sport” in Korea, as fees at most courses are beyond the means of the average Korean. And for this reason, it is also closely associated with political and business socializing. But this may no longer be so with Korea’s new anti-graft law changing [...]

Korea Suggests Analytical Approach Towards Match Fixing

Korea Suggests Analytical Approach Towards Match Fixing

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A symposium taking place on October 20 and 21 at Korea National Sport University (KNSU) will focus predominantly on one subject: a statistical approach to detecting match fixing.  Although match fixing is a persistent issue faced by the sports industry, because is often done discreetly between individuals, the activities [...]

Elementary School Introduces Virtual Reality Gym Class

Elementary School Introduces Virtual Reality Gym Class

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s Oksu Elementary School became the first in the country to establish a “virtual reality gym class”, allowing students to engage in sports activities using VR technology.  According to a school official, the ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) helped remodel one of the classrooms at Oksu Elementary in [...]

World Leisure Sports Festival to Kick off in Chuncheon next Month

World Leisure Sports Festival to Kick off in Chuncheon next Month

CHUNCHEON, South Korea, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The world’s biggest leisure sports festival will be held in the country’s northeastern lake city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, next month with foreign and local participants competing in 14 sports events, organizers said Wednesday.  The fifth edition of the Chuncheon International Leisure Sports Festival will run from [...]

[Feature] Travel Accessibility for the Handicapped: Nowhere Near Adequate

[Feature] Travel Accessibility for the Handicapped: Nowhere Near Adequate

SEOUL, Korea, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – As the weather gets warmer, people tend to travel more. The urge to go and spend days away from home is common to all regardless of age, gender, and physical state. Still, however, there are many places out there not so friendly to the handicapped including senior citizens [...]