The 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.
“English websites for all major sports will be created next year,” Kim Chong, vice minister of culture, sports and tourism, said in a recent interview.
His commitment means foreign fans will have an easier time tracking pro baseball when the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) creates an English website.
Despite its huge popularity and a significant presence of foreign players, the KBO doesn’t have an English website.
“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 said.
The KBO doesn’t even have an English website. International fans of Korean baseball have instead relied on websites like MyKBO.net, created by U.S.-based super fan Dan Kurtz.