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Ji Dong-won humbles Man City

Ji Whizz – even the Telegraph resorts to feeble puns to celebrate Ji Dong-won’s last minute goal for Sunderland against top of the league Man City on 1 January. Ji was clearly off-side, but a great goal anyway. [Read More]

The Legend of Lee Young-pyo

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 … [Read More]

Asian Cup 2011: A Bittersweet Life – Part 2

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 … [Read More]

A last look back at 2010

We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was … [Read More]

10 years of diplomatic relations celebrated with football

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 … [Read More]