South Korea to bolster defenses against North

The South Korean government and the ruling Saenuri Party agreed in a Tuesday meeting here to speed up efforts to beef up the country’s defense against North Korea’s nuclear threat,

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Ioc Says Pyeongchang’s Biggest Challenge Is Promoting the Games

Pyeongchang’s preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics are on course but South Korean organizers must step up efforts to promote the games worldwide, the head of the IOC’s inspection team

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New sports minister pledges full support for PyeongChang Winter Games

South Korea’s new top sports policymaker on Friday pledged full support to ensure the successful Winter Olympics here in 2018. Cho Yoon-sun, appointed the new minister of culture, sports and tourism

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Pro hockey coaches predict ‘surprise’ for S. Korea at PyeongChang Winter Games

South Korea will face an uphill battle when it makes its Winter Olympic men’s hockey debut on home ice in 2018, but the coaches of three professional hockey clubs here

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Japan, South Korea agree to currency swap talks

Top Japanese and South Korean finance officials have agreed to launch discussions on resuming a bilateral currency swap pact, following the expiration of the two nations’ previous agreement last year.

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South Korea confirms first cholera outbreak in 15 years

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The South Korean health authorities said on Tuesday (Aug 23) that the country has confirmed the first case of cholera in 15 years

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Pyeongchang Olympics Working to Avoid Rio Mishaps

SEOUL — With the Rio Olympics over, the countdown to the Pyeongchang winter games begins. But the organizers of the Olympics to be held in South Korea in 2018, are

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Humanoids, virtual reality, drones for South Korea’s high-tech 2018 Winter Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Robots will help guard Pyeongchang 2018 and specially designed technology will lower language barriers in the most high-tech Winter Olympics yet, the Games’ chief organiser told AFP.

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Rio Olympics: Mongolian wrestling coaches strip in protest of loss

Fenmo, Nathan — LATIMES Two Mongolian wrestling coaches stripped in protest Sunday after their wrestler lost the bronze medal match. The coaches had rushed to the mat in celebration minutes

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Rio 2016: Korean island sends energy-boosting abalone to Olympic golfers

Wando, an island at the southern end of South Korea, has sent 30 kilograms of smoked abalone to the Rio Olympic village to support South Korean athletes. Smoked abalone is

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