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Naturalized athletes aiming to fulfill Olympic dream in Tokyo

Naturalized athletes aiming to fulfill Olympic dream in Tokyo

As the Tokyo Olympics' motto “unity in diversity” says, there are five naturalized athletes across four sports who are competing for Korea in the 2020 Games. Out of 233 athletes representing Team Korea, only two percent are naturalized. Of the five naturalized athletes, two are part of the women's table tennis team and one each are competing in the men's marathon event, men's rugby sevens and women's basketball tournament. The “special naturalization” program was introduced in 2010, which allows qualified athletes to hold dual citizenship. Marathon runner Oh Joo-han (Wilson Loyanae Erupe), whose Korean name translates into “I run for Korea,” is a strong medal contender in the Tokyo Olympics. Born in Kenya, Oh acquired Korean citizenship in August 2018.

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Teenagers lead new mainstream for Korea

Teenagers lead new mainstream for Korea

Korea's teenage Olympic athletes are the focus of keen attention, as a group of veteran medal hopefuls has ended up missing the opportunity to boost the nation's medal tally.

Tokyo Olympics Day 5 in Photos

Tokyo Olympics Day 5 in Photos

Julio Ruben Mayora Pernia of Venezuela twirls after winning the silver medal in the men's 73kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.REUTERS

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[INTERVIEW] Two drinking buddies team up to upgrade 'underrated' makgeolli

[INTERVIEW] Two drinking buddies team up to upgrade 'underrated' makgeolli

Makgeolli, a cloudy white rice-based beverage, is one of the country's oldest alcoholic drinks. And throughout its long history, it has undergone changes, from being traditionally homebrewed during the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom to being mass-produced in factory breweries starting in the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule of Korea.

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KakaoBank's IPO craze contradicts shaky corporate valuation

KakaoBank's IPO craze contradicts shaky corporate valuation

For the first-time ever, a local securities company issued a “sell” recommendation for shares being newly offered through an initial public offering. Despite generating a huge buzz among investors, KakaoBank set the humiliating record, becoming the country's first IPO stock to receive the unprecedented “sell” opinion due to its offering price being overpriced, according to the securities firm.

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Man stabs veterinarian after death of dog

Man stabs veterinarian after death of dog

A man in his 50s has been detained for stabbing a veterinarian and attacking an animal hospital director after his dog died while being neutered there. The Yangcheon Police Station in Seoul said on Wednesday that they are investigating the man on suspicion of inflicting injury. According to police, the man allegedly stabbed the veterinarian in the arm with surgical scissors at the animal hospital in Seoul's Yangcheon District at about 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, after becoming enraged at the death of his dog during surgery.

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