South Korea


North Korea to Send "Army of Beauties" to PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

With his own deployable, state-sponsored beauty pageant, Kim Jong-un is truly the Trump of North Korea.
Liam Daniel Pierce

North Korea's Olympic Delegation to South Korea is a Huge Deal

Last time South Korea hosted an Olympics in 1988, North Korea told its citizens that the games were held in Tokyo. This time, North Korea is sending a delegation.
Eric Stinton
world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee

With Nine Months to Go, PyeongChang Winter Olympics Faces Possible Room Shortage

The 2018 Winter Olympics bid promised a compact Games, but a lack of accomodations may force fans to stay far and wide.
Aaron Gordon

NHLPA Blasts League Over Decision to Skip 2018 Olympics

The 2022 Games in China are likely still in play for the NHL. For fans of the game and some of its marquee players, though, that doesn't mean shit.
Kyle Cantlon

Report: Pittsburgh Pirate Jung Ho Kang Denied Visa in Wake of DUI Troubles

Kang was recently convicted of his third DUI in South Korea since 2009, and has missed all of spring training with the Pirates.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Israel is For Real in WBC after Stunning South Korea in Tournament Opener

Israel are 200-1 odds to win the whole tournament, but they're off to a good start.
Dave Brown
catcher-umpire relations

South Korean LLWS Catcher Has Some Set of Stones

South Korea catcher Jungseo Cho framed a pitch for about ten minutes in yesterday's Little League World Series. (He didn't get the call.)
Sean Newell

A Quiet Sport in an Unlikely Place: Olympic Archery in Rio's Samba Stadium

A place usually reserved for the loud Carnival is host to this year's Olympic archery competition. On Saturday, the U.S. men's team vied for gold in the finals.
Aimee Berg

FAO South Korean Military: Don’t Draft Doo Ho Choi

We might have been forced to wait over a year for his sophomore UFC outing, but ‘The Korean Superboy’ looked absolutely exquisite on Saturday. Here's to hoping he'll be able to stick around.
Peter Carroll

Bendo's Big Gamble Pays Off in Seoul Main Event

After his split decision win over Jorge Masvidal today in South Korea, Benson Henderson is the most coveted free agent in MMA.
Peter Carroll

UFC Seoul Quick Results: Henderson and Masvidal Battle to Split Decision

Highlighted by several back-and-forth scraps, and an extremely technical main event, the UFC's debut in South Korea was a success. Here's a recap of the action for those who missed it.
Tom Taylor