National sports event paves way to Korea’s Olympic saga
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.
The 1951 National Sports Festival in Gwangju took place during the Korean War.