The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) announced the long-awaited addition of a seventh women’s volleyball club run by Pepper Savings Bank on Tuesday.
The GS Caltex Seoul KIXX swept the Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders in three games to win the V League Championship title, achieving the first ever treble in women’s professional volleyball history.
There's plenty of sports to dig into this Lunar New Year holiday, whether you're social distancing at home on your own or spending time with family. Here's the Korea JoongAng Daily's 2021 Seollal sports viewing guide.
With the absence of the Lee twins and Lucia Fresco, the Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders are in a losing streak for the first time this season. Star player Kim Yeon-koung is left to pick up the pieces, but she can't do everything on her own.
After completely turning away from volleyball for a year and a half, Kim Yo-han returned to the Korea Volleyball Federation as a commentator.
One thing that makes this year's Vixtorm squad stand out — quite literally — is their height. Among the active setters in the KOVO, Vixtorm’s Kim Myeong-gwan is the tallest, standing at 1.95 meters (6.4 feet) tall.
Opposite spiker Park Chul-woo joined the struggling Suwon Kepco Vixtorm this season with one goal in mind: Victory. “We have to win,” Park said. “I came here to win.”
Step on to the Daejeon Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Bluefangs' training court and you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped outside of Korea. Newly appointed head coach Ko Hui-jin prowls the sidelines of the court, calling English names.
The coronavirus pandemic effectively silenced the world of sports. By mid-March, professional leagues around the world had ground to a halt. Now they’re starting up again, but the stadiums are still eerily empty.
Korean volleyball icon Kim Yeon-koung is considering a return to the domestic league, a source close to the player said Tuesday, amid uncertainty in international markets caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.