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South Korea ex-Olympic coach jailed for 10 years for sexually assaulting athlete

Coach Cho Jae-beom was sentenced for abusing gold medallist speed skater Shim Suk-hee for years, from when she was a teenagerA former national speed skating coach in South Korea has been sentenced to more than decade in prison for sexually assaulting d…

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Everton among clubs chasing ‘Monster’ South Korea defender Kim Min-jae

Beijing Guoan player in line to join Premier League clubWatford and Southampton among other interested teamsKim Min-jae, the South Korea centre-half and one of the rising stars of football in Asia, is primed to move to the Premier League, with Everton …

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Everton among clubs chasing ‘Monster’ South Korea defender Kim Min-jae

Beijing Guoan player in line to join Premier League clubWatford and Southampton among other interested teamsKim Min-jae, the South Korea centre-half and one of the rising stars of football in Asia, is primed to move to the Premier League, with Everton …

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-min says he enjoyed his ‘tough’ military service

South Korean finished shorter period of service over lockdown‘We spent every day together in one room, 10 people very close’Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has described his military service in South Korea as “tough” but said he was able to enjoy it du…

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South Korea football league imposes record fine on FC Seoul over sex dolls outrage

K-League says club ‘deeply humiliated’ female football fans and damaged the league’s reputationSouth Korea’s professional football league has imposed a record fine on one of its clubs for placing sex dolls in empty seats during a recent match played wi…

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FC Seoul face possible stadium expulsion for using sex dolls to fill seats

Advertising of doll manufacturer breaks K-League rulesStadium operator reported to be investigating breachThe South Korean football club FC Seoul are facing penalties, including expulsion from their own stadium, for putting sex dolls in empty seats dur…

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FC Seoul face possible stadium expulsion for using sex dolls to fill seats

Advertising of doll manufacturer breaks K-League rulesStadium operator reported to be investigating breachThe South Korean football club FC Seoul are facing penalties, including expulsion from their own stadium, for putting sex dolls in empty seats dur…

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South Korean football team apologises for using sex dolls to fill stands

K-League club FC Seoul said the dolls, used to make stadiums look less empty, had been ordered inadvertently after a ‘misunderstanding’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA professional football team in South Korea has apologise…

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South Korean football team apologises for using sex dolls to fill stands

K-League club FC Seoul said the dolls, used to make stadiums look less empty, had been ordered inadvertently after a ‘misunderstanding’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA professional football team in South Korea has apologise…

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It’s back: all eyes on Jeonju as football returns with K-League kick-off

In an empty stadium with strict coronavirus protocols enforced, probably the first spit- and snot-free match in football history drew legions of online fans to South KoreaSo football is back. Jeonbuk Motors and Suwon Bluewings opened the coronavirus-de…

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Korea in world football spotlight as K-League begins after Covid-19 shutdown

Korean top flight the first major competition to test the post-coronavirus waters, as Jeonbuk Motors take on Suwon Bluewings in JeonjuThe eyes of the football world will be on the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Korea on Friday night, when the K-League bec…

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South Korea ready to kick off football season – with the world watching on

The K-League starts on Friday with players having labelled water bottles and told that excessive spitting is prohibitedIn a pre-season friendly in the penultimate week of April in South Korea, two Incheon United players picked up water bottles, went to…

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Baseball restarts in South Korea behind closed doors with virtual fans – video report

South Korea’s professional baseball league has officially restarted. A full schedule of games was played behind closed doors, with pictures of fans painted on the seats. Viewers could watch via video conference apps and some of the games were broadcast…

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My favourite game: when Ahn Jung-hwan eliminated Italy from the World Cup

Co-hosts in 2002, South Korea stunned an Azzurri side that included Maldini, Del Piero and TottiWatching the highlights online 18 years later really doesn’t bring home how loud it was, from kick-off all the way to the golden goal.The constant noise tha…

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-min starts military service in South Korea

Forward will serve with Marine Corps for three weeksSon will be exposed to tear gas and be trained in gun useTottenham’s Son Heung-min has started his three-week mandatory national service in South Korea.Son is serving with the Marine Corps on the isla…

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Son Heung-min set to carry out national service in South Korea during shutdown

Spurs forward faces mandatory four-week military serviceSon recovering from broken arm and flew home last week The Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is hoping to carry out his mandatory four-week national service in South Korea during football’s coronavi…

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‘No games, nothing to do’: coronavirus wreaks havoc with Asian football

Coronavirus has brought a halt to the J-League, the K-League and the CSL, with the Olympics weighing heavily on mindsMuch of football was unhappy when the 2022 World Cup was moved to winter but those extra five months may yet be appreciated. This is es…

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Olyroos miss first chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics, losing to South Korea 2-0

Australia can still qualify for the 2020 Olympics if they beat Uzbekistan in the third place playoff on SaturdayA marauding South Korean frontline lead by Kim Dae-won has cut strips through a timid Olyroos defence to seal a 2-0 victory in their AFC U-2…

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‘It was like war’: North Korea v South Korea ends in goalless draw – video report

It was the first time that the teams had met in North Korea for 30 years, although the game was played out with no fans, no media and sadly no goals. The game in Pyongyang ended in a 0-0 draw. Speaking after returning to South Korea, captain and Totten…

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North Korea played like it was ‘waging war’ in Pyongyang match, says South

South considering complaint over match, played in empty stadium amid media blackoutNorth Korea’s football team played like it was “waging a war” during a World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang against South Korea, the South’s manager has said.The two nationa…