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LG, SK on a Roll, Lotte Faltering
The fever is on at ballparks. In spite of a daunting cold snap prevailing in early spring, the number of spectators hit the 1 million mark Sunday, with the accumulated tally reaching 1.04 million, in 93 games.
Heavy Punishment Sought for Short Track Scandal
A special committee convened to investigate a race-rigging case in short track skating tournaments recommended imposing hefty penalties on those involved in the scandal, Friday, including the permanent expulsion of a former national team coach from the Korea Skating Union (KSU).
Lee of Softbank Slams 2nd Homer
Lee Bum-ho of the Softbank Hawks hit his second home run in Japan in his team’s 11-6 loss to the Seibu Lions in Fukuoka, Thursday.
Star Basketballer Lee Bids Farewell to Court
Lee Sang-min, arguably one of the biggest stars in the Korean Basketball League (KBL), announced he would call it quits, ending a 581-game stint that stretches over 13 seasons, starting from 1997.
Korea on Verge of Relegation at Ice Hockey Worlds
Korean hockey players wrote a new chapter last month as Anyang Halla gave the country its first ever championship title in the Asia Ice Hockey League. The national team, however, is now in danger of stepping down in world groups at the ongoing World Championship.
GM Daewoo in Soul Searching for New, Better Business Model
Like many other carmakers, GM Daewoo had an equally daunting time last year amid the prevailing worldwide financial crisis. Its annual vehicle sales at home and abroad totaled 1.54 million, down 19.3 percent from the previous year, with more than 60 percent coming from exports of completely knocked down (CKD) products.
Renault Samsung Preparing for Leap Forward in 2010
Renault Samsung might aptly be referred to as a winner in the domestic auto industry. In spite of a sluggish market both at home and abroad, the Korean unit of the Renault-Nissan alliance continued its surplus streak to eight consecutive years by selling a total of 189,811 vehicles last year.
Global Crisis Enables Hyundai-Kia to Grow Bigger
Denying lingering skeptics, the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group has recorded another successful year in the global auto industry. In 2009, they combined to account for 7.7 percent in global market share, with Hyundai breaking the 5-percent mark for the first time.
Yang Seeking Winning Streak at Home
The whole of Jeju Island was in a frenzy when Yang Yong-eun, a native of the southern island, became the first Korean ― and first ever Asian ― to claim a major PGA title back in August last year in a cut-throat duel with Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.
POSCO Braces for Murky Future Despite Strong Q1
Buoyed by its first-quarter performance, POSCO has raised its annual target. The Korean stock market, however, appears to remain uncertain for the moment with lingering worries about the steel industry.
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