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Soompi_News_Leaderboard_ATFMobile_Soompi_Ldrbrd_ATF Soompi Search Main menuSkip to contentHome News Gallery Videos Forums NEED A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?Français Español 8 Hottest Korean Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics!by thunderstix August 13, 2012 1 of 9The 2012 Summer Olympics in London is over now, with South Korea finishing 5th overall in the medal standings. South Korea won a record-tying 13 gold medals (plus 8 silvers and 7 bronze medals), and produced countless glorious moments of unforgettable drama.
While most fans were focused on the medals and the drama, some of us here at Soompi were busy spotting the cutest and sexiest Olympians from the South Korean team. Take a look at 8 of the hottest athletes that represented South Korea at the 2012 Summer Olympics!
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Recently, on an online community, photos posted with the title IU eating dinner with the London Olympics supporters were revealed. Singer IU, who is currently a model for Samsung, took memorable photos with the London Olympics supporters.
In the photos, IU can be seen holding a cushion with her image printed on it and posing with the other supporters. The biggest issue has been IU’s natural beauty, as IU is seen with her wavy long hair and little makeup, showing off her bare face and innocent charms. IU seemed to shine brightly even when she was only wearing a white t-shirt and was among many others.
After seeing this, fans commented, “The national athletes must get a lot of energy from having IU support them“, “IU is so cute“, and “I want to go to dinner with IU too“.
A few days ago, she was also spotted cheering for the South Korean soccer team. IU has gained much attention for cheering on the South Korean Olympic team on her Twitter account.
Source + Image: Chosun News via Naver
Jay Park has shown his strong support for the Korean mens soccer team in the 2012 London Olympics.
On August 7, Jay Park tweeted, 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS soccer match with Korea vs Brazil. Korea fighting! TIME IS NOW BABY LETS GO! along with a photo of himself.
In the photo, Jay Park has an excited look on his face while emphasizing his t-shirt design. Jay Parks t-shirt has a graphic of a red devil, which is the trademark of the supporters of the mens soccer team in Korea.
Netizens commented, Such sense! Lets cheer for them together, Lets stay up all night together to watch this game, and more.
Check out the latest Soompi exclusive interview with Jay Park as he talks about Australia, his future and more!
jokwon2AM leader Jo Kwon recently revealed a photo of himself munching on midnight snacks.
On Thursday, Jo Kwon wrote on his Twitter "Cooling down as I watch the Olympics and I'm hungry. Ddukbokki, Soondae, fried food, strawberry shaved ice, ice cream" and revealed the pictures above.
In the pictures, he is seen eating his late night snacks in his car.
Internet users commented, "How come he never gets fat even after eating like this?" "After looking at his pictures, I want some too," and "Looks like Jo Kwon knows what the best snacks are."
Photo Credit: Jo Kwon Twitter
IU, Samsung, London Olympics
Singer IU Cheers On Korean Soccer Players At London Olympics! Singer IU Cheers On Korean Soccer Players At London Olympics!Soloist IU has been seen cheering on the Korean soccer team at the London Olympics!
Samsung Electronics stated today, "On Wednesday, at the UK Wembley Stadium for the London Olympics, IU and the Samsung Galaxy supporters were there to cheer on the soccer players."
In the picture, IU is seen wearing a red devil t-shirt and smiling brightly into the camera. She is seen raising her fist to the air to give support to the Korean athletes competing.
10 people supporting Samsung Galaxy were involved in the 'How to live smart' campaign and came with IU not only to cheer on the Korean athletes, but also to market Samsung Electronics, as they are seen using the Samsung Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note.
Duo Group December To Put On Street Performance If Swimmer Park Tae Hwan Gets The Gold In The London Olympics
December, Park Tae Hwan, London Olympics
Duo Group December To Put On Street PerformancePopular vocal groupDecember announces a special event in support for swimmer Park Tae Hwan to win the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
On July 27, December tweeted,"We're really excited now that the Olympics have finally started. Personally, we're fans of Park Tae Hwan, so should he win a gold medal, we'll sing live on some busy street."
They continued, "We love sports so we'll most likely be watching all of the matches with our time and give them all our support on days without schedules."
In related news, groups other than December have been showing their support for the athletes representing Korea in the London Olympics such asYoon Do Hyun,Yoo Se Yoon,Tony An, and many more.
Kim Soo Hyun is in London to cheer for 2012 Olympics athletes. A photo of the actor was revealed on July 30, showing him in London, England, alongside other “9 to London” supporters. It was also reported that he was spotted on July 27 at the Incheon International Airport, as he was departing.
In the pictures made public, Kim Soo Hyun is seen rooting for Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan in the 400m freestyle competition. As soon as Park Tae Hwan made the turn, Kim Soo Hyun sent up a round of applause. The actor also reportedly led the cheers for the 200m and 1500m competitions.
Kim Soo Hyun’s London agenda included a luncheon with “9 to London.” He chatted with fans as well, and gave in to requests for photographs with fans.
Kim Soo Hyun is expected to land at the Incheon International Airport on July 31.
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
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KBS music program, "Music Bank," will not be airing on August 3rd due to the London 2012 Olympics.
On July 25th, KBS officials told My Daily, "The August 3rd 'Music Bank' episode will not air due to the Olympics. In place of 'Music Bank,' archery, fencing, table tennis events will be shown."
They continue, "Because of the Olympic Games, this is the only time the show will be cancelled. It will continue to broadcast normally every other day."
The opening ceremony for the London Olympics will be on July 28th.
Meanwhile, the current MCs for "Music Bank" are actor Lee Jangwoo and After School's UEE.
To make room for the 2012 London Olympics, this weeks episode of MBCs Infinity Challenge will be moved to an earlier time-slot.
Producer of the variety program Kim Tae Ho also alerted viewers about the time change before hand through his Twitter. According to the official new schedule, Infinity Challenge will begin broadcast at 4:05 KST instead of its original time of 6:30 KST.
After the earlier broadcast of Infinity Challenge, Koreas Marine Boy Park Tae Hwan will compete in the 400m preliminaries for swimming. The womens handball match will be aired as well.
In related news, Infinity Challenge began resuming broadcast on the 21st of this month with its first new episode in a while.
Source + Image: MyDaily via Naver