Coach to open new chapter in Koreas soccer history 2013/04/13, Source,
While preparing for the 1990 World Cup Italy, I visited Hyochang Stadium in Seoul as a trainer of the national soccer team to meet Hong Myung-bo, then a Korea University student, on a fall day in 1989. The national team had a weak defense line as key players suffered injuries. While searching for a promising player, I learned of Hong, and went there to see him in person. Evaluation by soccer experts was accurate. With outstanding sense in controlling the ball, Hong played as both midfielder and defender and displayed clever play. Because it was difficult to accurately evaluate through a single match, I immediately visited Korea Broadcasting System TV station and watched all soccer matches of Korea University team that Hong had played until then. Before long, I recruited him. This was the starting point of my relationship with Hong, the coach for Koreas Olympic soccer team who helped Korea earn the first bronze medal in its history at the 2012 Olympic Games in London,...More
Decaying town eyes artful comeback 2012/07/22, Source,
The inaugural Sunset Janghang Festival is hosting various art and culture events around the South Chungcheong Province port town through Sunday. In this photo, the organizers have turned a granary from the Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945) to an exhibition space for contemporary artworks. A main international port in the early 20th century but now largely neglected, Janghang is today riddled with abandoned century-old structures and its population has dropped to about 13,000 from its high 100,000./Korea Times photo by Kwaak Je-yup
Sunset Janghang Festival kicks off town's renaissance effort JANGHANG - The vacation traffic jams clogged up the main freeways out of Seoul last Saturday. But as this reporter's car approached the smallish seaside town, only a few other cars were in sight, the promotional flags attached to lampposts outnumbering the vehicles on the road,...More
Yang Dong-geun to make comeback in film "Grand Prix" 2010/05/12, Source,
Korean singer and actor Yong Dong-geun [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Yang Dong-geun will be making his acting comeback through film "Grand Prix", according to the film's producer Sidus FNH on Monday.
Sidus FNH announced in a press release that Yang has been cast as the film's male lead which had originally been set to be played by Hallyu star Lee Joon-ki before he dropped out to go to the army last week as part of fulfilling Korea's mandatory military duties,...More
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