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Volume 10 No. 25
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Korean Government To Strengthen English Professional Sports Websites

The Korean government "will have key pro sports organizations create or strengthen websites in English next year, while pushing for an online portal for all pro sports," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. Culture, Sports & Tourism Vice Minister Kim Chong said, "English websites for all major sports will be created next year." Despite "its huge popularity and a significant presence of foreign players," the Korea Baseball Organization does not have an English website. Kim said, "There is definitely a need for an English service. The international interest in Korean professional sports is growing and teams are acquiring more high-profile athletes from other countries." Kim talked about the possibility of a "united sports website," an all-in-one destination for foreign fans who could receive news and information on different sports (KOREA TIMES, 12/25).