Korean Wave Enlivens International Cultural Scene
KOREAN WAVEENLIVENSINTERNATIONALCULTURAL SCENE
3The ilm “Poetry” won the Award or Best Screenplay at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.4Many Korean TV dramas are sought out or broadcasting overseas even beore they areproduced. Increasing number o people are becoming ans o Korean dramas all over theworld.5Park Ji-sung o the British soccer team, Manchester United.6Kim Yu-na conquered
the Olympics and all other major international gure-skating championships.
For more than a decade, South Korean TV dramas and music haveenjoyed popularity throughout Asia, creating a Korean culturalphenomenon called the “Korean Wave.” More recently, Koreanlms, popular music or “K-pop,” and even Korean ashion andcuisine have begun to nd their way into Europe, the Middle East,Arica and the Americas.Korea has also become a major power in sports, especially soccer,archery, ice-skating and baseball. Kim Yu-na, the gold medalist ingure skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, andPark Ji-sung o England’s Manchester United ootball club are only two o many Korean athletes who are distinguishing themselves inthe world o sports.The Republic hosted the 1988 Olympic Games, 2002 FIFA WorldCup and the 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships in Athleticsand is organizing the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The country is among only hal a dozen nations that have achieved a “grandslam” o playing host to the our major international competitionsmentioned above.
1K-pop dancers and musicians dazzling international audiences. (Super Junior)2Korean
delegates delight to hear the IOC announcement that PyeongChang was decided as the hosto the 2018 Winter Olympiad.