Latest South Korea Olympic Team News

Ready to rumble: Mixed relay debuts in short track skating

Jan. 14, 2022 14:14 PM EST

Short track speedskating is already thrilling with its high-speed crashes and elbows flying. Now, there’s a new event adding to the chaos with its Olympic debut in Beijing. The 2,000-meter mixed team relay features a maximum of 12 teams with four skaters each — two men and two...

White eyes curtain call as Kim preps for another Olympic run

Jan. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EST

The nicknames are retired. The mop of red hair that once served as Shaun White's signature look more than a decade ago is long gone. The torch the now 35-year-old snowboarding icon carried so capably for so long since his first gold-medal-winning run down the halfpipe in Torino 16...

Wise eyes a three-peat, Gu eyes history in freestyle skiing

Jan. 11, 2022 16:04 PM EST

David Wise is playing with house money. And he knows it. So, ask the only man to ever win Olympic gold in the halfpipe if he feels pressure bidding for a three-peat in China and the free-spirited 31-year-old freestyle skier just laughs. “I really, truly feel like...

Gold means confidence, less pressure for US curler Shuster

Jan. 11, 2022 14:15 PM EST

John Shuster won't be catching anyone by surprise at these Olympics. The five-time Olympian is back to defend his curling gold medal in Beijing, and the target on his back will be almost as big as the one on the ice. Four years after surviving five straight elimination matches to win...

South Korean Olympic champion suspended over text messages

Dec. 22, 2021 00:27 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two-time Olympic short-track champion Shim Suk-hee has been suspended for two months over her text messages that authorities say “marred the dignity of athletes," a decision that could bar her from attending the Beijing Winter Olympics. The Korea Staking...

Adopted US moguls skier eyes return to China as Olympian

Dec. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The jade necklace was a present. These days, it serves as a reminder, and maybe even a symbol of more good things to come. Amy and Jonathan Owens gave that necklace to their adopted daughter, Kai, years ago. It was one of the gifts they gave every year to Kai, who...

Peterson earns Olympic curling bid; Shuster still alive

Nov. 21, 2021 00:23 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tabitha Peterson is heading back to the Olympics, and defending curling gold medalist John Shuster is still in the running for a fifth straight trip to the Winter Games. Team Peterson swept Team Christensen in the best-of-three U.S. curling trials,...