South Koreans

Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Their nicknames, bestowed upon them long ago: “Kimchi 1” and “Kimchi 5,” babies born aboard a ship that was helping them flee a war and a regime that, thanks to their rescuers, they’d never have to face. Sohn Yang Young says he owes his life to the … Continue reading Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speed skaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower teammate behind in a race defined by teamwork and walked away as she quietly sobbed at the stadium in one of the most bizarre moments of this … Continue reading South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC’s Olympics

NEW YORK/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Every two years, a miracle of technology unfolds: televising and streaming an Olympics with miles of cable, hundreds of cameras and producers who make split-second decisions on which pictures to beam halfway around the world. So it’s with a certain irony that when NBC has had problems in Pyeongchang, … Continue reading The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC’s Olympics

The Latest: Canada speed skaters top US in men’s team pursuit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Canada’s speed skaters have soundly defeated the U.S. in the D final of men’s team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The U.S. team of Jonathan Garcia, Brian Hansen and Emery Lehman finished 8.61 seconds behind the Canadians … Continue reading The Latest: Canada speed skaters top US in men’s team pursuit

The Latest: Norway to face South Korea in men’s team pursuit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Norway has defeated defending champion the Netherlands with an Olympic record speed skating race and will face South Korea in the final of the men’s team pursuit. Outsider New Zealand, which pushed the South Koreans until the final … Continue reading The Latest: Norway to face South Korea in men’s team pursuit

In Olympic corner of Asia, web of relationships is complex

/February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans over the weekend by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia’s four nations — the two Koreas, Japan and China — and the United States. … Continue reading In Olympic corner of Asia, web of relationships is complex

Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

SEOUL, South Korea /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them. The agreement between the war-separated rivals to field a unified women’s ice hockey team at February’s Winter Olympics has triggered a debate in South Korea, … Continue reading Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team