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Economy

  • Economy of South KoreaGDP: US$ 832,900,000,000 (as of 2009)
  • GNI: US$ 17,175 (per capita,as of 2009)

Futher Information can be found Information Service.

 

Sports

  • From the first Korean medal-winning Olympian, Sohn Kee-Chung, who as a member of the Japanese delegation won a gold medal in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics; to Kim Yu-Na, the 2010 Winter Olympics ladies single figure skating champion; to the Korean women's scoccer team taking the title at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Korean sports has been surprising the world with its remarkable winnings despite its short history and scarce resources. Korea has now moved from the backstage to center stage, building itself as one of the ten most powerful countries in the world in terms of sports.
  • 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul: Ranked 4th
  • 2002 FIFA World Cup in South korea and japan: Ranked 4th (Asia's highest ranking in history)
  • Kim Yuna became the ladies' singles champion in figure skating2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver: Ranked 5th (Kim Yuna became the ladies' singles champion in figure skating.)
  • 2010 Formula One Grand Prix: Host Country
  • 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics: Daegu. Host City
  • 2014 Asian Games: Icheon, Host City
  • 2015 Summer Universiade: Gwangju, Host City
  • 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang in the bid

Futher Information can be found Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

*Information vaild from December 2010

 

 


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