KBO's Version of Cy Young Award to Begin this Year
4 days 1 hour ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Choi Dongwon Award, the Korean version of Cy Young award, will be given to the best pitcher in the Korean Baseball Organization, November 11th. This will be the first award of its kind. 

The date of the award ceremony was in honor of Mr. Choi's jersey number, 11, and the first ceremony will be held in his hometown of Busan.

Source: Busan eFM News


Haeundae Bicycle Service Center Reopened for 2014
4 days 15 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Bicycle Service Center in Haeundae-gu, which had been closed during the cold winter months, reopened in early March.

The center, located along the Suyeong riverside under the Jwasuyeong-gyo Bridge (Suyeong Bridge No. 3) and next to Centum Middle School, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until June and will be closed in July and then be reopened again from August to December.

Those wishing to rent a bike must provide identification and their contact...

Suspended Olympic Badminton Champion Reinstated
5 days 1 hour ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Olympic badminton champion Lee Yong-dae, suspended earlier for failing to follow anti-doping protocol, has been reinstated, officials here said today, a dramatic turn of events that allows the shuttler to compete at this year's Asian Games on home soil. 

Shin Geh-ryuen, head of the Badminton Korea Association (BKA), announced at a press conference that one-year suspensions imposed earlier on Lee and a second South Korean player, Kim Ki-jung, have been lifted....

Beautyvelo Spinning: Get Yourself into Great Shape for Spring
6 days 7 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Looking for a great way to get in shape while having fun doing it? How about giving spinning a try? Spinning is a popular indoor cycling exercise in which a group of people led by an instructor ride...

Sledding Slope Opened at the Hwamyeong Outdoor Swimming Pool
1 week 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Nakdong River Project Management Office has opened a sledding slope at the public outdoor swimming pool at Hwamyeong Waterfront Park in Buk-gu. The slope will be open to sledders every Saturday and Sunday from March 21 - May 11, 2014. 

The artificial snow slope for the winter months transformed to allow visitors to be able to enjoy sledding even during spring. The slope itself is 31.5 meters long, 18 meters wide and 7 meters high and will provide...

Free Kayak Experience to Be Offered at Three City Locations
1 week 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- From the beginning of next month, It will be possible to experience kayaking for free in Gwangalli Beach, Song-do Beach and Suyeong River. 

An official of Busan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office said it would operate the free permanent kayak experience place in the three designated areas.

For this, Busan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office secured 250 kayaks and 5 boats for the event. When the kayak experience places are operated...

Seon Yeon-jae Earns Four Titles at World Cup Event
1 week 5 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae earned four titles, including the individual all-around gold medal, at a World Cup stop in Portugal over the weekend. 

Son finished first in ball, clubs and ribbon events on Sunday at the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Lisbon, a day after claiming the all-around title. 

Source: Busan eFM News



South Korean World Cup Squad Nearly Set
2 weeks 23 hours ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- The South Korean men's football team for this year's FIFA World Cup is nearly set with about two months remaining, the national head coach said today. 

During the media showcase of the FIFA World Cup Trophy in Seoul, Hong said that their final roster is more than 90 percent complete. And that he is also trying to draw up alternative plans in case of injuries to key players. 

Hong said he and his coaches are keeping a close tab on players' form...

Giants to Take on Samsung in Ulsan
2 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Lotte Giants will host a variety of events for games played at Ulsan Munsu Stadium, today, April 4th. 

Players will meet fans, and will also get a chance to meet a member of the Farmer's Band, one hour before first pitch, to celebrate the first game in Ulsan, which has not have a significant baseball presence for some time. Fans will also get a chance to get signed baseballs from Lotte players. 

Lotte Giants will play eight home games...

Busan to Host Korea vs. India Davis Cup Action this Weekend
2 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan will host the preliminary match of the Davis Cup men's tennis championship, known as the World Cup of Tennis. The tourney will have four single matches and one double match. 

Geumjeong Sport's Park will hold the 2nd match between Korea and India, of the Asia-Oceania first group, in the 2014 world Men's Tennis Championship. This tournament will run from April 4th to the 6th. 

Korea earned a bye in the first round, while India advanced to the...

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