Tag: sports

American Hustle? Canadian Wrestle!

American Hustle? Canadian Wrestle! 1st Korean Canadian pioneer of Women’s wrestling: Gail Kim (김 계일) 1977/2/20 – , Toronto. ON. Current: TNA Impact Wrestling Notable career listing: WWE RAW & SMACKDOWN (WWE Women’s championship) TNA 1st Knockout division champion, and the longest defending champion Powell River, B.C. — […]

The Match That Changed History and Me

On June 17th, 2015, the Republic of Korea women’s national football team made history by earning their spot in the Round of 16 in FIFA Women’s World Cup. This was their second appearance (first one being in 2003) and although they fought valiantly against France today (June 21st), […]

Nike Debuts South Korea World Cup Jersey

The official Korea World Cup 2014 jersey. Nike and the Korea Football Association debuted the home jersey that will be worn by the Korean National Soccer Team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Nike was inspired by the Taegeuk (the yin and yang symbol in the middle of […]

Sochi Passes Olympic Flag to Pyeongchang

Today was the last day of The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which was marked with a closing ceremony bursting with Russia’s colours, a tribute to Tolstoy, ballet performances by The Bolshoi Ballet company, and a spectacular fireworks show. During the closing ceremony of the Olympics, it is tradition […]

Yuna Kim’s Relationship with Canada

Yuna Kim poses with her gold medal, Japan’s Mao Asada (L) and bronze medalist Canada’s Joannie Rochette (R). Yuna Kim is arguably one of the best female figure skaters to ever grace the ice. Since competing at the 2004 Junior Grand Prix, Kim has won 15 gold medals, […]

South Korea Men’s Soccer Team Falls to USA

South Korea forward Lee Keun-Ho (11) dribbles past Brad Davis during their friendly in Carson, California. GUS RUELAS — AP Photo South Korea men’s soccer team falls to USA Chris Wondolowski scored two goals during the fourth and 60th minutes against South Korea to win their first game of 2014. On Saturday, […]

Hockey in Korea

I still get the Canadian Embassy in Seoul’s e-Newsletter even though I’ve been back in Canada for four years now (wow, it’s exactly four years!), mainly to stay in touch with things happening there. One of the articles in the last issue caught my attention and led to […]