[Sports Top 10 News] 10. Defending champions dominate, except in men’s volleyball
In professional sports, familiar teams won championship titles again this year. In November, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors easily defended their K-League Classic title and claimed their fourth championship in the nation’s top football league.
In April, the Ulsan Mobis Phoebus defended the KBL title over the Wonju Dongbu Promy. The Phoebus became the first basketball team to win three straight KBL championships, while claiming a sixth overall title.
The only surprise this year was in men’s volleyball, when the Ansan OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash took the league championship over the seven-time defending champions Daejeon Samsung Fire Bluefangs. The Bluefangs have been in the V-League finals every year since the league was established in 2005.