South Korean Olympic medalist hit with travel ban in swirling fraud case

FILE–South Korean fencer Nam Hyun Hee. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI  Olympic silver medalist Nam Hyun-hee has been barred from leaving South Korea, police said Tuesday, as a high-profile fraud probe into her ex-fiance drags in the former fencer. The 42-year-old, who won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was questioned by Seoul police on…

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Korean gamers on cusp of Asian Games gold, and avoiding military service

FILE– T1 mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok on the sideboard before game 5 against DRX during the League of Legends World Championships at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo HANGZHOU, China– Gaming superstar ‘Faker’ is one of a large number of male South Korean athletes at the Hangzhou Asian Games who,…

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Fiba World Cup plans in Okinawa unaffected by North Korean spy satellite launch attempt – rezal404

Luka Doncic and the Slovenia team are playing their Fiba World Cup group phase games in Okinawa, Japan. (Photo by Francis Gonzalez / SOPA Images/Sipa USA) MANILA, Philippines — Plans for the start of the Fiba World Cup in Okinawa, Japan, were unaffected Thursday after a North Korean rocket launch prompted an alert ordering some…

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Rain or Shine loses to Korean champion Anyang KGC – rezal404

Rain or Shine in the 42nd William Jones Cup. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Rain or Shine was forced to play catch-up after a slow start and fell to Korean Basketball League champion Anyang KGC, 87-77, in the 42nd William Jones Cup on Thursday at Taipei Heping Gymnasium. The Elasto Painters trailed 22-7 at the start but couldn’t…

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South Korean football player Son Jun-ho held in China in bribery sample – rezal404

South Korea’s midfielder Son Jun-ho gives a press conference before a training session at Al Egla Training Site 5 in Doha on November 22, 2022, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP) BEIJING—-South Korean football player Son Jun-ho is being held in police custody in northeast China in connection with…

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