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Many Korean groups and artists such as KARA, SISTAR, EXO-K, SHINee, INFINITE, and more perform at “KBS Olympic London 2012 Festival”
KBS held a special “Olympic London 2012 Festival” at Yeouido Park in Seoul to commemorate the South Korean athletes of the 2012 London Olympics Games. There were 150 athletes there in attendance and some of the medalists even performed on stage.
Korea’s top artists who performing at the event including B2ST, SHINee, G.NA, CNBLUE, Tiger JK and Tasha, KARA, SISTAR, CNBLUE, INFINITE, Ulala Session, 4minute, EXO-K, and more.
The goal of South Korea is to win 10 gold medals and this nation proved to be an athletic powerhouse at the Olympics surpassing it’s goal by achieving 13 gold medals (fifth overall) and finishing in the top 10 with 28 medals overall.
Check out some of the performances below!
Park Tae Hwan (born September 27, 1989) is a Korean swimmer. He is a member of the South Korean national swimming team, based in Taereung, Seoul.
On the 29th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘London 2012 Special Marine Boy Forever Park Tae Hwan‘, footage of the Korean swimmer’s daily life and preparations for the London Olympics were revealed.
What caught most viewers’ attention however, was the swimmer’s confessions about what he looks for in a woman.
During the special documentary Park Tae Hwan expressed, “I’m 24 years old now and honestly, at my age I can’t say I don’t like girls with pretty faces and nice lean bodies. But because I’m an athlete I think I’m drawn to a woman who takes good care of me.” He also stated that with the end of the London Olympics, his new mission would be to find a girlfriend.
In addition, during the special the Olympic medalist showed off his skilled cooking abilities and said, “Before I started swimming my dream was to become a chef.” He prepared a mouthwatering meal for his staff team and drew compliments from them all.
Currently Park Tae Hwan is competing in the 2012 London Olympics and he won a gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle and a silver in the 200 meter freestyle events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is the first Asian swimmer to win a gold medal in Mens 400 metre freestyle event, and the first Korean to win a medal in swimming.. Even after experiencing a huge mental blow with his initial disqualification from the 400m preliminaries, the marine boy came back to show that he would not go down without a fight.
Catch the 1500m preliminary heats coming up on Friday, August 3rd 6:59 KST as Park Tae Hwan competes once more!
Kim Soo Hyun (born February 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor best known for his roles as Song Sam-dong in the KBS TV series Dream High and fictional king of Joseon Lee Hwon in the MBC historical drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun.
Actor Kim Soo Hyun left for London on July 27th to cheer on the Olympic team, and after staying there for 5 days, the actor returned to Korea on July 31st.
On July 28th, Kim watched the final race of the men’s 400-meter, which took place at the London Aquatics Center, with a Korean cheering squad. Kim flew to London on July 27 with the cheering squad selected through an event held by Samsung Electronics in order to cheer Park on for the men’s 400-meter freestyle race despite his busy schedule. When Park was eliminated from the tournament in the preliminary rounds as he was disqualified for the 400-meter final race, Kim expressed his sadness. However, Park advanced to the finals as his objection was accepted after the video record check, and Kim happily participated in cheering Park in the finals.
As Park won a silver medal, Kim gave him a very big applause, according to reports.
Upon his return, Kim Soo Hyun wore a hooded black leather jacket that drew attention from the fans and reporters on site.
Meanwhile, Kim Soo Hyun is focused on further promoting his movie ‘The Thieves‘ that has already been viewed by 3 million viewers in just 6 days.
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MBC, who holds the "Idol Athletic Championship" every year, held the same event in "Idol Star Olympic" as a special episode for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics this Friday.
As stars recorded for the event on July 10th and 15th, the first part has finally aired on July 25th and the second part will be aired on the 26th, 9:55 KST.
100 stars of nation's top idol groups in 24 teams participated in "Idol Star Olympic". They competed for the gold medals in eight events: 100m dash, hurdling, long jump, high jump, walking relay, fencing, table tennis, and archery.
Especially in the music industry, a level of high anticipation from particular idols happened. 2AM's "Kkap Bolt" Jokwon, ZE:A's "All Around Athlete" Dongjun, SHINee's "Track and Field Great" Minho, the girl who flies miss A's "Beauty bird" Fei, and the "Honey" of idols, SISTAR's Bora, were expected to compete in a great competition.
Idol groups that participated in "Idol Star Olympic" were SHINee, 2PM's Chansung and Nichkhun, 2AM, f(x), miss A, CNBLUE, SISTAR, T-ara, After School, Secret, MBLAQ, Nine Muses, ZE:A, Teen Top, Davichi, B1A4, Boy Friend, Girl's Day, Nine Muses, Infinite, A Pink, Dal Shabet, Dalmatian, LEDapple, and NS Yoon-G.
Watch the first part of the "Idol Star Olympic" below! The second part will be aired tomorrow.
Opening/Women's 100m race
Women and Men Mixed Doubles Table Tennis
Source: Sports Chosun and shu351512298
MBC, Idol, Olympics, SHINee, Minho, 2AM, Jo Kwon, ZE:A, Dongjun, SISTAR, Bora
2012 London Olympic Special, 'Idol Star Olympic' with SHINee, 2PM, T-ARAand More!In order to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics, MBC held an 'Idol Athletics Competition'.
The 'Idol Star Olympics' competed in many sports such as ping pong, fencing and more.
The highlights of the competition was SHINee Minho's 110 m hurdle race and 2AM Jo Kwonand ZE:ADongjun's battle for the 100 m race.
Also, SISTAR's Bora and ZE:A's Kim Dongjun have become known as idol fencing stars.
Part 1 will air on July 25 and part 2 will air on July 26.
As we reported back in March, actor/singer Lee Seung Gi recently traveled to England to be a torchbearer for the torch relay of the 2012 London Olympics.
As one of main sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics, Korean Conglomerate Samsung reserves the right to recommend a number of torchbearers, and thus, they chose Lee Seung Gi, their endorser for Samsung’s refrigerator line.
Many fans across England came out to support Lee Seung Gi as he carried the torch in Manchester.
Check out the fancams below.
Kim Soo Hyun is leaving for London in order to cheer on the Olympic swimmer Park Tae Hwan. Currently Kim Soo Hyun and Park Tae Hwan are the models for the Samsung’s Series 9 laptop. The two have participated in various events before to promote the laptops.
This time around, Kim Soo Hyun and Park Tae Hwan are leaving for London in order to participate in the “9 to London” event. The event will both promote Samsung’s Series 9 laptop and cheer on Park Tae Hwan for the upcoming Olympics.
There were 9 people picked to cheer on Park Tae Hwan for the event. These lucky individuals will have the chance to watch Park Tae Hwan’s compete in the Olympics on July 28 with Kim Soo Hyun.
Singer BoA graced the canopy of Single Magazine‘s November issue.
With the streets of London as the background, BoA turns out very at ease in the antique garments that move in conjunction with her gorgeous blonde hair.
Unlike her standard fancy, attractive image, this pictorial aimed at a more retro-like concept, matching with the present fall weather.
Her new hair colour makes her appear more cushy and lovely.
She looks just right in nearly anything, even those who are demanding to drag off, adding a pretend fur coat, turtleneck sweater, a buret, and more.
To see more of her photos, test of Single’s November issue.
Korean Blockbuster "Veteran" with Special Guest Director Ryoo Seung-wan. The inaugural London East Asia movie Festival (LEAFF) can be going down from the 23rd to the 25th October 2015 .LEAFF"s festival director, Hye-Jung Jeon (former director of the London Korean Film Festival) and Chris Fujiwara, former inventive director of the Edinburgh World Film Festival are overjoyed to release this "0th" edition of LEAFF 2015. It'll spotlight the excitement, range, and fulfillment of primary movies from Korea, China, Japan and East Asian and the festival"s venture will goal to take united kingdom audiences on a often unfolding adventure of cinematic discovery. The programme will quilt a sort of quality cinema: films for total audiences, the newest in fashionable hits from horror and action genres, and a sparsely curated variety of titles that constitute unheard of artistic achievement in autonomous cinema. Presenting those films as UK and ecu premieres, LEAFF will give audiences the danger to transform conversant in national cinemas and new to the west. OPENING GALA EVENT: "VETERAN" (2015)Special Guest : Director Ryoo Seung-wan & manufacturer Kang Hye-JungFriday, 23rd October 2015 (7 PM)Odeon Leicester SquareWith over 11 million box place of business hits, Ryoo Seung-wan"s blockbuster film will be shown at Odeon"s Leicester Square cinema at the night time of Friday 23 October! After the film will also feature leader Programmer Chris Fujiwara"s on-stage Q&A with Veteran"s director Ryoo ("The town of Violence", "The Unjust", "The Berlin File") and producer Kang Hye-Jung. Veteran pits rule-breaking yet incorruptible police detective search engine optimization Do-cheol (Hwang Jueog-min) opposed to superrich, sociopathic corporate inheritor Cho Tae-oh (Yoo Ah-in). This comedian action extrava-ganza takes us on an exciting, repeatedly very funny ride via Korea"s social divisions and rough justice (Gangnam-style or otherwise), and lines the sort of thrilling, elaborate and hilariously over-the-top action sequences that experience turned into Ryoo"s inventory in trade. Released in domestic cinemas in August, the film has already struck a chord with local audiences, changing into one of the crucial hottest films of all time in Korea.
More data on the festival : www.leaff.org.uk
World Archery Federation (WAF) praised the Korean archery team as the maximum productive in the arena and presented the feminine archers who won the gold with best ranking at the Rio 2015 Olympic verify match (pre-Olympic).
Korea team that qualified instantly to the quarterfinals won in straight sets, 6-0, in quarters, semis and ultimate matches. (London) Olympic Champion Ki Bo-bae, 27, put all her arrows yet one into the 10-ring, acknowledged the WAF said on Sep. 21 by approach of its homepage. the only arrow that Ki ignored struck the 9-point ring.
Korean feminine archery team, represented via Kang Chae-young, 19, Choi Mi-seon, 19 and Ki, beat Georgia (quarters), China (semis) and very last fit (Ukraine) in straight sets of 6-0 in the recurve womens occasion at the Rio 2015 Olympic test event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sep. 20 (local time). At the recurve team event which accommodates of 4 sets, 3 archers shoot two arrows in step with set at the distance of 70m. The team earns 2 issues when they win a set. If the team ties for a set, it obtains 1 point. The team that obtains five features or more wins the game.
The WAF quoted a observation of a Korean team respectable that Ki, who was once the last shooter (anchor), is an experienced athlete who knows how to shoot an arrow at the last moment of the sport which supplies fantastic pressure. Korean archery groups first shooter (opener) become Kang Chae-young and the 2nd one shooter (middle) was Choi Mi-sun.
Korean womens archery team targets to win the team event for 8 consecutive times in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The team hasn't ever lost the gold in the team event since 1988 Seoul Olympic Games when the archery was selected as the official Olympic event.