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Sports Leagues Welcome Reopening of Stadiums, Prepared for Safe Fan Experience

Sports Leagues Welcome Reopening of Stadiums, Prepared for Safe Fan Experience

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean professional sports leagues on Sunday welcomed the government decision to reopen stadiums to fans, albeit on a limited basis, and vowed to ensure safe experience for their fans. Baseball, football and golf have been in action since May during the coronavirus pandemic, but fans haven’t been able [...]

Survey Reveals S. Korean Preferences for Different Sporting Events

Survey Reveals S. Korean Preferences for Different Sporting Events

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Football and women’s basketball have a high percentage of family spectators, while men’s basketball and baseball are particularly popular among couples. According to a survey of 34,978 spectators of five professional sports and nine leagues by the Korean Professional Sports Association, the number of family visitors to football matches [...]

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 [...]