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World Cup stunning moments: Italy shocked by South Korea in 2002 | Paolo Bandini

The Azzurri’s controversial second-round defeat in Daejeon was just the start of a barely believable series of eventsFrancesco Janich felt the first tomato fly past his head. Drunk on cognac and disoriented by the darkness as he stumbled down onto the …

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‘Too tall for basketball’: American player exceeds Korean league height limit

David Simon, who stands 6ft 6in, falls foul of a new rule designed to make South Korea’s competition less reliant on tall importsHeight may not be a pre-requisite attribute to become a top basketballer – a diminutive stature never held back the likes o…

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Paul Smyth winner puts late spring in Michael O’Neill’s second coming

Wearing the away kit colours that reflected the blue skies above them, Paul Smyth sent the Northern Ireland faithful into seventh heaven on a sunny spring?like afternoon in Belfast. Only four minutes after coming on, the 20-year-old Queens Park Rangers…

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Winter Paralympics closing ceremony: South Korea bids farewell to the Games

Folk music, K-pop and tributes to Stephen Hawking – the 12th Winter Paralympics have come to a spectacular end in PyeongchangThe traditional closing ceremony has brought the curtain down on the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. If you didn’t get …

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Winter Paralympics 2018 opening ceremony – in pictures

Athletes and performers put on a vivid display at the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South KoreaParalympics 2018: 10 potential highlights at the Winter Games Continue reading…

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‘They’ll think I’m a traitor’: North Korean defector makes Winter Paralympics debut

South Korea para ice hockey star Choi Kwang-hyouk expects awkward meeting with former compatriots as Pyongyang sends first Winter Games athletesChoi Kwang-hyouk has been unable to escape his past, and every new encounter conjures the same images from h…

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‘They’ll think I’m a traitor’: North Korean defector makes Winter Paralympics debut

South Korea para ice hockey star Choi Kwang-hyouk expects awkward meeting with former compatriots as Pyongyang sends first Winter Games athletesChoi Kwang-hyouk has been unable to escape his past, and every new encounter conjures the same images from h…

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: ‘the Games of new horizons’? | Sean Ingle

Russian scandal couldn’t overshadow spectacular sport and thawing relations between North and South KoreaMoments before the XXIII Winter Games ended amid a furious barrage of K-pop and firecrackers, the president of the International Olympic Committee,…

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Garlic Girls: South Korean curling team ward off more seasoned rivals

Five women have become internet sensations with their unlikely progression to Winter Olympic semi-finals in Pyeongchang Latest medal table | Full event scheduleIn name only are the Garlic Girls about food. There’s Yogurt, Pancake, Steak, Cookie and Sun…

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North Korea could co-host 2021 Asian Games with South, official says

Offer comes amid rapid easing of tensions that has accompanied Winter Olympics in the South Korean town of PyeongchangWinter Olympics 2018: full schedule and medal tableA top North Korean sports official said his country could co-host the Asian Winter …

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‘Kim Jong-un is hitting on us!’: my night out with Dear Leader (sort of)

Bar-hopping with North Korea’s teetotal supreme leader, albeit an Australian impersonator called Howard, is full of surprisesWinter Olympics 2018: full schedule and medal tableIt is a rare night when you find yourself on a chilly street corner waiting …

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Meet the Winter Olympians making big strides for diversity

Simidele Adeagbo and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian are part of a wider movement at competition that has been predominantly whiteSimidele Adeagbo spent a decade training in the hopes of heading to the Olympics for the triple jump, missing out on a coveted …

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Robot skiers tackle Olympic challenge in South Korea

As Pyeongchang hosts the Winter Olympics, down the road robots are also hitting the slopes – with a $10,000 prize on offerIt is not only human athletes who have been aiming to go “Faster, Higher, Stronger” in South Korea. Alongside the Pyeongchang Wint…

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NBC apologizes after praise for Japan’s ‘example’ angers Koreans

Japan committed human rights abuses during colonial ruleComments came during Winter Olympics opening ceremonyNBC has issued an apology after its Olympic “Asian analyst” Joshua Cooper Ramo praised Japan’s contribution to Korea’s history.The comments wer…

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Korea’s united Olympic squad: symbol of hope or mere political stunt?

As the much-heralded debut of a joint women’s team brings an 8-0 defeat, spectators in a local bar divide over the One Korea ideaOne minute Lee Yun-hwa was full of excitement, shouting her order in a tiny Gangneung pub for a plate of grilled intestines…

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Semen Elistratov rails at ‘unfair’ ban on Russians after taking bronze

• Speed skater dedicates medal to Russians not at Winter Olympics• South Korea’s Hyo-jun Lim takes first medal for home nationSemen Elistratov became the first athlete from Russia to win a medal at this year’s Winter Olympics after a thrilling men’s 15…

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Winter Olympics investigating if technical problems were cyber-attack

Wifi stopped working before opening ceremony and there were technical problems at main press centreWinter Olympics organisers are investigating whether the opening ceremony was the target of a cyber-attack after severe technological problems struck dur…

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Winter Olympics begin with powerful message of peace

Opening ceremony full of symbolism brings strong emotions in PyeongchangTowards the end of an opening ceremony that flitted between vibrancy and schmaltz, an image of two doves appeared on the floor of the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium and the opening ba…

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A stunning display as the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang – video

The Games have officially begun after a stunning display in Pyeongchang. The spectacle was broadcast in more than 200 countries and featured incredible visuals. The ceremony even featured augmented reality in parts as well as fireworks, dancers and a b…

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Will joint ice hockey team warm up frosty Korea relations?

North and South Korea will play as a united team for the first time at the Winter OlympicsFor decades, the Olympics have shunned politics, hoping to keep the Games focused on sport rather than world affairs.But while this year’s women’s ice hockey team…