South Korea’s national soccer team celebrate their opening goal against Germany at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: EPA

How can South Korea excel at sports when its kids are too busy studying?

  • The country has produced some big name soccer and baseball stars, and regularly takes home huge medal hauls from the Olympics
  • But many fear a culture that values academic over sporting achievement is preventing young hopefuls from reaching the top of their game
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South Korea’s national soccer team celebrate their opening goal against Germany at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: EPA
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