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iKON to kick off an epic debut with a large-scale exhibit concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena!

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iKON to kick off an epic debut with a large-scale exhibit concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena!

Nearly as exciting as the announcement in their debut time table is the announcement of iKON"s debut showcase/concert!

YG Entertainment printed that following their debut half-album release, iKON will hang their first concert "Showtime" at Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena! The concert also serves as their debut showcase, and should take position on October 3 at 6pm KST, and tickets cross on sale on September 16 via Interpark.

What is if fact be told mind-blowing about here's that best the maximum established idol teams go onto preserve concerts at this huge venue, which is able to are compatible 15,000 people. So for a rookie group, who hasn"t even debuted yet, to be maintaining their debut showcase at this venue is beautiful astounding!

At "Showtime", the men will carry out the 6 tracks that may were released by then, in addition songs they carried out all over the display "Mix & Match"!

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The JYP Nation concert successfully takes place at Seoul’s Olympic Park’s Gymnastics Stadium

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The JYP Nation concert successfully takes place at Seoul’s Olympic Park’s Gymnastics Stadium

JYP Nation‘s ‘2012 JYP Nation in Korea‘ concert at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium ended in great success on August 4th.

Few days before the concert, the JYP Entertainment artists are practicing hard to ensure a successful concert.

Featuring artists J.Y. Park, Wonder Girls, 2PM, 2AM, miss A, JOO, San E, and JJ Project, the three-hour long concert attracted approximately 10,000 fans to the stadium.

The concert was kicked off by miss A as they performed a series of their past hits, and Wonder Girls soon took the stage and delivered more powerful live performances. Joined by miss A, the five ladies danced along to their hit track “Like This” and later provided a solid performance of their latest single “Like Money“.

Rookie duo JJ Project and San E continued the concert and further heated the atmosphere with their lively hip hop tracks. Following the two were ballad group 2AM, capturing the hearts of fans with their beautiful harmonization, and 2PM with their perfect stage manner and charisma.

The highlight of the concert was definitely the solos and the collaborations. J.Y. Park, Changmin, Junho, and Taecyeon performed their rendition of Wonder Girls’ “Be My Baby“. Chansung, Wooyoung, Seulong, and JB then brought much laughter to fans by taking the stage and singing to “Bad Boy, Good Boy“.

JYP Entertainment expressed, “The JYPE artists have prepared and worked hard in order to spend the hot summer with fans. We’re thankful that many enjoyed the concert and the artists also had a great time. We would like to thank everyone for their love and support.”

In related news, the ‘JYP Nation’ tour will be moving onto Japan this coming 18th and 19th.

Check out a few fancams of the concert below:




South Korea wins first gold medal at Rio 2015 Olympic examine event

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South Korea wins first gold medal at Rio 2015 Olympic examine event

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.

Olympic Figure Skater Kim Yuna Creates an Instagram Account

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Olympic Figure Skater Kim Yuna Creates an Instagram Account Two-time Olympian and gold medalist Kim Yuna, who is probably the most best celebrities in Korea, has in any case opened an Instagram account!

On September 16, she created the account with a adorable image of herself with the captions, “#iLoveYOG for the explanation that Olympic dreams of such so much of young athletes will come true! See you in Lillehammer, Norway ❤️❤️❤️ the 2d one edition of the Iciness Adolescence Olympic Games could be held from 12 February to 21 February 2016. stay up to date on those Games by way of following @youtholympics.”

Meanwhile, Kim Yuna is the ambassador for the 2016 Winter young people Olympic Games and could also be operating as the ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics.

iKON to hang debut concert at Olympic Gymnastic Arena on October 3rd

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iKON to hang debut concert at Olympic Gymnastic Arena on October 3rd

iKON can be the primary rookie crew to hang a debut concert at Olympic Gymnastic Arena.

On September 9th, YG Entertainment announed that iKON will be keeping their debut concert "Showtime" at Olympic Gymnastic Arena on October 3rd at 6PM KST. The price tag sale will be opened via Interpark on September 16th at 8PM KST.

iKON participants will be spending a meaningful time with the fans, who were patiently looking forward to their debut. They're going to be perfoming songs from their debut album "Welcome Back" at the concert.

As it was once prior to now revealed, iKON will pre-release the warm-up unmarried in addition the tune video on September 15th, before losing their debut album in two portions on October 1st and November 2nd.

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F.T. Island will be opening a concert at Seoul Olympic Park in August!

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F.T. Island will be opening a concert at Seoul Olympic Park in August!

F.T. Island will be holding a solo concert in Seoul for the first time in nearly two years! 

The band plans to meet fans through its live concert--"2015 FTISLAND LIVE [We Will]"--on August 8 and 9 at the Seoul Olympic Park. F.T. Island is progressing their tour with great success, making their round all over Asia, having begun their Asia Tour on May 23 in Thailand. They have made stops in Japan and China, as well. The group will be putting on an even more special stage as they greet their eighth anniversary.

The tickets for the upcoming concert will be sold online by Yes24, with sales starting earlier on June 29 for F.T. Island fan club members and on July 2 for everyone else.

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USA Olympic Fencer Dies: Kamara James Was 29 In What Is So Far A Mystery Death

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USA Olympic fencer died at the age of 29 in a death that so far is a mystery. (Photo : thegrio.com) USA Olympic fencer died at the age of 29 in a death that so far is a mystery.

Kamara James represented the U.S. at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She did not win a medal, but representing the red, white and blue at 19-years-old.

USA Fencing posted the sad news on its official website and social media pages Tuesday without clarifying on what exactly happened, according to thegrio.com.

James passed away in Modesto, California. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to Queens, New York, at the age of 10. She received a full scholarship to Princeton, where she graduated in 2007, according thegrio.com.

USA Fencing President Don Anthony issued this statement on James:

"Kamara James was one of the brightest, precocious, self-assured young people I ever met. From her time as a very young fencer at the Peter Westbrook Foundation to her years at Princeton as an accomplished Olympian she remained warm, caring and confident. Kamara"s untimely passing leaves our fencing community very saddened and her spirit, charm and wit will be dearly missed."

In a post on its official Facebook page Sunday, the Jamaican Fencing Federation described Kamara as a "shining star among her peers."

James" first Olympics was the 2004 Athens Games when she was 19. She won bronze at the Junior World Championships in 2003 and was a member of the Senior National Team since 16, according to the report.

According to a post by Eric Rosenberg on Fencing.net, James experienced some mental health challenges, which could have played a role in her death at the young age.

"Unfortunately, mental illness proved Kamara"s most unrelenting adversary. Still, just prior to her death, she had resumed a stable drug regimen, was living comfortably and had begun thinking about the future."

The kids on "Dad! Where are you Going" cheers on Son Yeon Jae + learns some rhythmic gymnastics

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The kids on MBC"s "Dad! Where are you Going" cheered on well-known Korean athlete Son Yeon Jae, who is going for her first medal in rhythmic gymnastics in the "2014 Incheon Asian Games."

In a recent recording of "Dad! Where are you Going," Ahn Jung Hwan and Ri Hwan, Ryu Jin and Lim Chan Hyung, and Kim Min Yool visited the Incheon Namdong Stadium where the Incheon Asian Games are being held.

While visiting Kim Min Yool"s dad, a sportscaster for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games named Kim Sung Joo, the kids and their dads were able to meet gymnast Son Yeon Jae and even got to learn a few tricks and moves using flag ribbons.

In addition, it was reported that the kids also got to experience being a sportscaster by visiting Kim Sung Joo"s broadcasting booth.

Former soccer player, Ahn Jung Hwan commented, "I hope the best results for Son Yeon Jae just as our soccer team have met an exciting win yesterday. We visited the scene to cheer on broadcaster Kim Sung Joo reporting on the games."

Kim Soo Hyun sings the Olympic theme in China for the "2014 Youth Olympic Games"

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Kim Soo Hyun sings the Olympic theme in China for the

Kim Soo Hyun sang the Olympics song for the "2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games"!

He attended the opening ceremony on the 16th, and his appearance took over all of China"s main media outlets. As soon as he appeared, the audience cheered at the top of their lungs, surprising the staff with his incredibly popularity.

He stood on stage with Chinese and Russian celebrities to sing the Olympic theme song for the finale of the opening ceremony. He spoke Chinese fluently for his fans, and the director of the stages said, "Kim Soo Hyun was excellent in understanding the stage. Even though it was a performance billions of people were watching all over the world, he was amazing, he worked hard, and he was sincere."

Actor Kim Soo Hyun to Sing at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in China

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Actor Kim Soo Hyun to Sing at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in China

Actor Kim Soo Hyun will be singing the theme song at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games being held in Nanjing, China.

On August 14, an official from the actor’s agency spoke with OSEN and revealed, “Kim Soo Hyun was invited to perform during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games and to sing the theme song. He will be on stage with many other stars from different countries.”

According to the same official, Kim Soo Hyun will be flying out to China on August 14 in order to attend the opening ceremony on August 16. With the news of the actor performing at the Youth Olympic Games, it has become a hot issue in China.

The Youth Olympic Games is a global sports festival, much like the Olympics. Every two years, they alternate between the winter Olympics and summer Olympics. For these games, athletes from 204 countries will be in attendance and will compete for the medals in 28 different sports.