Monday, February 15, 2010

Daily Kor for February 15, 2010

Well, there's not much news except for sports, there being two major athletic events going on (take a wild guess), plus all the "controversy" around some of that. And between the New Year's holiday, the Olympics, and all the traffic and snow, the criminals, politicians, and drunk-getting, student-fondling, bribe-taking education officials are all glued to their TVs and not making news.
  1. Lee Jungsu wins gold medal in 1500-meter men's track (BBC, Bloomberg, UPI, Yonhap, Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
    • Lee Seunghoon takes silver in 5000-meter men's track (Yonhap)
  2. South Korea to press North Korea for release of abducted ROK citizens (links here)
  3. South Korean defeats Japan, 3-1, in East Asian Championship soccer, but China wins tournament overall (links here)
  4. Samsung unveils own smart phone using its own operating system, bada (AP via WaPo)
  5. Forty-seven injured after South Korean skating team's charter bus driven by marijuana-impaired Canadian crashes into tree on the way to hospital following bout of severe food poisoning from Chinese-made kimchi; Apolo Ohno to be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals for all remaining events by default (ESPN)

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