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World Baseball Classic Has Its Very Own Spy Scandal

» by February 21st, 2013 at 5:44 am » Comments (1)

What better way to drum up interest in the WBC than having an espionage scandal? According to the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), the South Korean governing body of pro baseball, four ...more »

Korean Athletics Chief Open To Naturalizing Foreign Athletes

» by January 17th, 2013 at 11:57 pm » Comments (11)

I just cannot see someone from a country like Kenya being naturalized just so Korea has someone competitive in marathons, but I guess we will see what happens: South Korea's athletics ...more »

Hockey fan buys dressing room toilet for $5,300

» by November 20th, 2012 at 11:34 am » Comments (4)

I've heard the people in Toronto are nuts about the NHL, now I believe it. If the NHL decides to flush the rest of the season, Toronto Maple Leafs fan Jim ...more »

Gold Medal Leads To New Apartment For Parents

» by August 9th, 2012 at 5:16 pm » Comments (5)

Here is a good story about a Korean Olympic Gold Medalist who's success was able to lead to a new home for his parents: A construction company on Tuesday promised an ...more »

Japan Wins First Ever Women’s Archery Medal With A Twist

» by August 4th, 2012 at 4:45 am » Comments (6)

Via Japan Probe comes news that Japan first ever medalist in women's archery is in fact a naturalized Korean: Japan's Ren Hayakawa wanted to do well against South Korean Ki Bo-bae ...more »

Picture of the Day: Olympic Sit In

» by August 1st, 2012 at 1:00 pm » Comments (46)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="619"] And Shin A Lam, now in tears, refused to live the piste (the platform that they fence on). In fencing, leaving the piste means that you ...more »

Yonhap Says South Korea Can Learn from “London Olympics Fiasco”

» by August 1st, 2012 at 8:50 am » Comments (13)

I don't think incompetent or bad refereeing is exclusive to the London Olympics or focused on South Korean athletes but Yonhap seems to think so: Refereeing errors have marred the London ...more »

Picture of the Day: Korean Soccer Team Wins Big Over Lebanon

» by June 13th, 2012 at 1:07 pm » Comments (1)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="499" caption="Midfielder Koo Ja-cheol (13) is jubilant with his teammate Son Heung-min after scoring South Korea's third goal in the 89th minute of a 2014 World Cup ...more »

North Korea To Send 49 Athletes To the London Olympics

» by June 11th, 2012 at 3:33 am » Comments (4)

How come I think North Korea's boasting about winning a record number of medals during the London Olympics is about as likely to happen as them actually putting a satellite ...more »

Picture of the Day: South Korea Defeats Qatar

» by June 9th, 2012 at 1:07 pm » Comments (0)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Members of the South Korean soccer squad applaud their supporters after the team thrashed Qatar 4-1 in its first match of the final qualifying round for ...more »

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