Sports: Korean team vows to finish in top 10 at Rio

(From Korea Times)

The Korean delegation to the 2016 Summer Olympics gathered together, Tuesday, before departing for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and declared their full readiness.

“This year’s Summer Olympics takes place in South America for the first time in Olympic history. Though we are not fully satisfied with the conditions surrounding the hosting city, we will do our best to be placed in the top 10 by the gold medal count,” Chung Mong-gyu, head of the Korean delegation to the Rio Olympics said at the Olympic Hall in southern Seoul.

Prime Minister Hwnag Kyo-ahn, seventh from left in the front row, makes the heart shape with his fingers as he poses for a photo with the Korean Olympic team at the Olympic Hall in southern Seoul, Tuesday.  / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

Prime Minister Hwnag Kyo-ahn, seventh from left in the front row, makes the heart shape with his fingers as he poses for a photo with the Korean Olympic team at the Olympic Hall in southern Seoul, Tuesday.
/ Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

For the Rio Olympics, which run from Aug. 5 to 21, Korea is sending 330 delegation members, including 204 athletes, the smallest number since the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Read more



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