Na­tional sports event paves way to Korea’s Olympic saga

The Korea Times - - SPORTS -

Short track speed skat­ing, fig­ure skat­ing, swim­ming, taekwondo, golf, gym­nas­tics and ta­ble ten­nis were among the medal-grab­bing sports. At the 2008 Bei­jing Olympics, Korea won its first Olympic gold medal in base­ball.

Over the past cen­tury, Bae said there have been 12 no­table events that shaped the NSF into what it stands for to­day.

Cour­tesy of Bae Soon-hak

The 1951 Na­tional Sports Fes­ti­val in Gwangju took place dur­ing the Korean War.

Bae Soon-hak

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