K-League kicks off with no crowd, but big broadcast interest

JEONJU, South Korea (AP) — It could be the most significant game of soccer since the coronavirus pandemic caused the shut down of most leagues around the world. South Korea’s K-Leagu...

K-League set for kick off as soccer resumes in South Korea

SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s soccer league will kick off the season Friday, three days after the first pitch was thrown in baseball, in yet another sign that life in the country is starting to return to...

The Latest: Tokyo Gov. calls to extend state of emergency,

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

K League season kick off postponed because of viral outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean soccer authorities have indefinitely postponed the start of the 2020 domestic season. The K League made the announcement after an emergency mee...

Salt Lake City, Barcelona among Winter Olympic host options

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — There are already three possible bidders to host the Winter Olympics in the future, the IOC said Friday. Previous Winter Games hosts Salt Lake City and S...

Olympic events going back to SKorea for 2024 Youth Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic events are set to soon return to South Korea at some of the venues used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. On the sidelines of the Winter You...

Month-old South Korean airline Fly Gangwon launches flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only one month after its maiden flight, South Korean budget carrier Fly Gangwon has chosen Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as its first overseas destination, reports ...

New Korean budget airline to start flying to Taiwan next month

Fly Gangwon, a new South Korean low-cost carrier, announced Wednesday that it will launch its first international route with a flight to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Dec. 26. The budget ...

Firefighters extinguish large parts of South Korean blaze

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have extinguished large parts of a forest fire burning in the mountainous South Korean region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. It h...

3 South Korean teens found dead, 7 unconscious at motel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean fire department officials say three teenage boys were presumed dead and seven other boys were being treated for injuries after they were found unconscious at a m...

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Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt ru...

Inter-Korean summit food will have touch of Swiss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a nod to his Swiss school days following a high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his n...

Paralympics: Disabled people experience accessibility issues

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As the world's top disabled athletes competed on ice and snow, Erica Mitchell steered through her own obstacle course on Pyeongchang's narrow and uneven streets. ...

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea's sled hockey team proudly admi...