Park Ji-sung will be staying at Manchester United for a bit; but earning rather less than Rooney. http://t.co/iIGD2Mn #
Five North Korean players have now tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the Women’s World Cup in Germany. The excuse: they were treated with traditional medicine from musk deer glands to treat injuries from a lightning strike. You couldn’t make it up. The last doping case at a World Cup was when Diego […]
“Match-fixing in Korean football league endemic” – the other sports story from South Korea last week (Choe Sang-hun) (apart from Pyeongchang winning the 2018 Winter Olympics). http://nyti.ms/mUgcac #. At least 10 players have been banned for life.
Ji Dong-won (지동원) is signed by Sunderland from the Jeonnam Dragons (전남 드래곤즈) for £2.1 million – the youngest Korean player in the Premier league. A word of advice: pack some warm clothes. http://bit.ly/iQFcwS #
The UK Serious Fraud Office is looking at the bizarre story of the scamming of Sven-Goran Eriksson and North Korean government http://bbc.in/fXHTxv #
Aashish Gadhvi waves an emotional goodbye to the captain marvel, Park Ji-sung. The Asian Cup brought an end to many things. It brought an end to Korea’s hopes of claiming the Asian Cup for the first time since hosting the tournament in 1960. It brought about the end of legendary left back Lee Young-pyo’s career […]
If you were female, would this pic make you follow the footie? K-League Goes All Out to Attract Women Fans, says the Chosun Ilbo http://bit.ly/f93yc5 #
Aashish Gadhvi waves a final goodbye to Lee Young-pyo This Asian Cup tournament has seen the retirement of two of South Korea’s greatest ever footballers from the international game. Lee Young-pyo and Park Ji-sung have both decided to call it a day and hang up their boots for their country. No country could ask for […]
Aashish Gadhvi sees history repeat itself in Qatar. My very first article for LKL was on the 2007 Asian Cup, a tournament in which South Korea were looking to break the long drought of not winning the tournament but were knocked out in heart-breaking fashion by the eventual winners: on penalties. Well here I am […]
Historical is a term often misused in this day and age. Yet I am about to use it in a context that I am going to try and justify. The year 2010 was a historical one for Korean sports, and I don’t use that term lightly. There have been many many highlights in the world […]
In 2004, Koryo Tours together with Ealing Studios and the British Embassy screened the film Bend it Like Beckham at the Pyongyang International Film Festival. It was seen by over 12,000 Pyongyang citizens and was the film they raved about…during the festival Koryo Tours were inundated with requests for tickets from staff at the hotel […]
Choco Pies get celebrity endorsement at Man Utd http://bit.ly/ehYhvR #. Park Ji-sung is handing them out to Rio Ferdinand @mathmaster86. Tell KimKapsoo to send the sweets to me bro! I ran out of the Korean sweets that I got from Park Ji Sung! Me+my kids ate them — Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 11, 2010
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by a young talented Korea photographer – Daewoong Kim, studying here in London. Daewoong, being interested in photography and football wanted to discuss my experiences interviewing Korean footballers and working within BBC Sport. Needless to say this is the first (and probably last!) time I have been interviewed, […]
Fury after footy fans ‘woof’ at Celtic’s South Korean star Ki Sung-Yueng: (The Sun via The Marmot’s Hole). St Johnstone fans also chanted “Who ate all the dogs?” and made monkey noises. Not funny.
Congratulations to the South Korean U-17 women footballers for their World Cup victory against Japan. http://bit.ly/di0wPo Was it their filial piety in the semi-finals against Spain which brought victory in the final?
Middlesborough women footballers refresh the town’s 1966 World Cup links with North Korea in a goodwill trip to the country http://bbc.in/aH1lTn #. Rebecca Stephenson was the first female footballer from the west to score a goal in North Korea
Aashish Gadhvi gets another scoop: an interview with Celtic’s latest signing, Cha Du-ri. Aashish caught up with him during the Emirates Cup after Celtic’s 2-2 draw with Lyon on 31 July 2010. Thanks to Gideon Lee for the subtitling.