Category: Games

Nat’l wrestling team’s COVID-19 cases rise to 29: federation

SEOUL– The number of new coronavirus cases among athletes and training staff of South Korea’s national wrestling team has risen to 29, the sport’s governing body said Thursday.The national team traveled to Almaty, Kazakhstan, late last month to partic…

Athletes for Tokyo Olympics to be vaccinated starting this week

SEOUL– Athletes set to participate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will receive COVID-19 vaccines starting this week, the national sporting committee said Tuesday.Around 100 athletes and coaches will get Pfizer’s vaccines as the first r…

Football star Ki apologizes over suspicious land purchase

SEOUL– Football star Ki Sung-yueng apologized Friday over controversial land deals that drew accusations of property speculation and prompted police investigation.Police in the southwestern city of Gwangju said Thursday they booked the captain of Seou…

New women’s volleyball team approved by KOVO governors

SEOUL– The South Korean professional volleyball governing body said Tuesday that a new club will join the women’s volleyball league for the first time in 10 years.”The board of governors approved the launch of the seventh club, run by Pepper Savings B…

Olympic fencing gold medal hopeful recovering from COVID-19

SEOUL– South Korean male fencer Oh Sang-uk is recovering after a recent bout of the novel coronavirus, the sport’s national governing body said Tuesday.The Korean Fencing Federation (KFF) said Oh, world No. 1 in men’s sabre and a gold medal contender …