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Shinsegae gives 240 mln won in rewards to S. Korean curling team

All Headlines 09:03 March 02, 2018

SEOUL, March 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's retail giant Shinsegae said Friday it will provide 240 million won (US$222,000) in rewards to the country's curling team that participated in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

The prize money will be given to 21 members of the national team, including 12 athletes and the coaching staff, the company said. The details for the delivery ceremony will be decided later.

South Korea captured the silver medal in women's curling at the PyeongChang Winter Games, which ended Sunday. It was the country's first ever Olympic medal in the sport.

Shinsegae signed a sponsorship agreement with the Korea Curling Federation in 2012 as part of its efforts to expand the game's boundaries.

Members of the South Korean women's curling team pose on the podium after winning silver in an 8-3 loss to Sweden in the final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in Gangneung on South Korea's east coast on Feb. 25, 2018. (Yonhap)

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