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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 20 2017

Olympics: In Yuna's absence, Koreans holding out for a Pyeongchang hero

SEOUL A year after her dazzling gold medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Games, figure skater Kim Yuna delivered an impassioned speech to the International Olympic Committee that helped sway the vote to bring the 2018 Winter Games to South Korea.

Nov 01 2017

Olympics: Flame arrives to ignite Pyeongchang's story of fire and ice

INCHEON, South Korea The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to begin its journey towards the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, lighting the blue touchpaper on a winter sports spectacular that organizers say will help promote peace on the Korean peninsula.

Oct 20 2017

Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

SEOUL A top Korean golf official resigned on Friday after a rules controversy at a domestic tournament saw penalties issued then rescinded, players threaten to withdraw, and all first-round scores at the KB Financial Star Championship scrubbed.

Oct 15 2017

Ko the star of the show in LPGA's Korean showdown

INCHEON, South Korea Ko Jin-young held off the challenge of world number two Park Sung-hyun and double major champion Chun In-gee to capture the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship title and earn herself a golden ticket to the lucrative U.S. women's tour.

Oct 14 2017

Golf: South Korea's Ko leads by two, Park eyes No.1 spot

INCHEON, South Korea South Korea's Ko Jin-young delivered a sparkling six-under-par 66 in the third round of the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on Saturday to move two shots clear of compatriots Park Sung-hyun and Chun In-gee at the SKY72 Golf and Resort in Incheon.

Aug 30 2017

Iran the toughest of tests for new Korea coach Shin

SEOUL Shin Tae-yong takes charge of South Korea for the first time on Thursday, knowing that failure to defeat fierce rivals Iran in front of some 60,000 fans in Seoul could lead to his side missing a World Cup finals for the first time since 1982.

Apr 05 2017

South Korea's Chung finally launches CAS appeal over FIFA ban

SEOUL Chung Mong-joon is taking his fight against a lengthy ban from soccer to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as part of a decades-long battle to reform the game's governing body, the former FIFA vice president said on Thursday.

Mar 30 2017

Exclusive: Chinese women golfers may shun LPGA event amid China-South Korea tensions

SEOUL Chinese golfers on the U.S. women's tour may decide not to play in a tournament next month in Hawaii sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, a sign that fallout from a diplomatic row between Beijing and Seoul over a missile defense system is increasingly spilling into the sports world.

Mar 30 2017

Chinese women golfers may shun LPGA event amid China-S.Korea tensions

SEOUL Chinese golfers on the U.S. women's tour may decide not to play in a tournament next month in Hawaii sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, a sign that fallout from a diplomatic row between Beijing and Seoul over a missile defence system is increasingly spilling into the sports world.

Mar 17 2017

Bach delivers warning to 2020 golf venue

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Olympic chief Thomas Bach hopes the golf club hosting the men's and women's tournaments at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will change its policy and allow equal rights to women but underlined the IOC's stance it would seek another venue if it failed to do so.

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