K League champions Jeonbuk to face Japanese runners-up in 2022 AFC Champions League

The five-time defending South Korean football champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will take on the Japanese league runners-up Yokohama F. Marinos in the top Asian club competition this year. The group…

Emerging speed skater hoping to follow in Olympic champion’s footsteps

SEOUL– Of all South Korean speed skaters headed to the Beijing Winter Olympics next month, no one has a tougher act to follow than Kim Min-sun.The 22-year-old will be the lone South Korean to have qualified for the women’s 500 meters. It’s an event th…

Speed skater Lee Seung-hoon not caught up in record medal chase

SEOUL– South Korean speed skater Lee Seung-hoon has put together an impressive resume over the past three Winter Olympics, having collected five medals, including two gold.The 33-year-old is now one medal away from becoming the country’s most decorate…

‘Squid Game’ creator Hwang Dong-hyuk says he still believes in humanity

SEOUL– “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has said he still believes in a humanity that moves people to put confidence in a better and more just society even under the…

Women’s football coach wants to go ‘step by step’ toward continental title, World Cup berth

NAMHAE, South Korea– With his team just days away from entering the top continental women’s football tournament, South Korea head coach Colin Bell is preaching the importance of staying in the moment.”We will try to take everything we do step by step,…

Moon not considering attending Beijing Olympics: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in is not considering attending the Beijing Olympics next month, a Cheong Wa Dae official said Wednesday, despite Seoul’s hopes to use the Games to help resume dialogue with Pyongyang.The North’s state media reported last wee…

Attorney for banned short tracker Shim Suk-hee cries foul over ‘double punishment’

SEOUL– Two-time Olympic short track speed skating champion Shim Suk-hee launched her last-minute legal battle against a recent two-month ban on Wednesday, trying to salvage a chance to compete at next month’s Beijing Winter Games.It was last Thursday …

Lone teenager at nat’l football camp inspired by Son Heung-min

SEOUL– At the tender of 19, Gwangju FC midfielder Eom Ji-sung earned his first callup to the men’s senior national football team for January’s training camp in Turkey. The talented…

O Yeong-su wins Golden Globes best TV supporting actor for ‘Squid Game’

SEOUL– O Yeong-su has won best TV supporting actor at this year’s Golden Globe Awards for his role in “Squid Game,” becoming the first South Korean actor ever to secure…

Men’s U-23 football coach wants to bring hope to virus-stricken country

SEOGWIPO, South Korea– The year 2022 will be an important one for the South Korean men’s under-23 national football team, with two major competitions on the horizon. And the team’s…