Following the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines around the world, the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics will likely commence as scheduled this year — and Korean athletes are slowly preparing.
With 23 Olympic gold medals to its name, Korea is miles ahead of the No. 2 United States, with 14. For women's recurve world No. 1 Kang Chae-young, that shot at Olympic glory could be just around the corner.
The 2021 KBO regular season will start on April 3 and include a three-week break in the summer for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Korea's best performance in Olympic men's football remains the bronze medal from the 2012 competition in London. When, or if, the next Summer Games take place in Tokyo this July, the team's goal is to reach greater heights.
As the whole world reeled from the coronavirus pandemic, sport and culture took a backseat and the focus shifted to lockdowns and social distancing. And yet, sport found a way. The Korea JoongAng Daily looks back on the biggest sports stories of 2020