Son Heung-min scores eventual winner in Tottenham Hotspur victory
Updated: 2021-10-18 17:20:39 KST
And time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us in the studio is our sports editor, Paul Neat.
Paul, from today the government's tweaked social distancing rules mean that fans will be able to attend football and baseball matches in the capital area.
Yes, starting this week, KBO and K League clubs in the capital area can have fans in stadiums again.
30 percent of capacity will be allowed but only if fans are fully vaccinated.
Previously, only sports teams outside the capital area were allowed fans.
The move is well timed too with the regular KBO season set to conclude at the end of October followed by the Korean Series thereafter.
In K League the final five rounds of the season as well as the playoffs are due to start in November.
Over in the English Premier League, Son Heung-min scored what proved to be the winner for Tottenham on Sunday.
It was an eventful afternoon on the field but also off it with a fan collapsing.
What can you tell us?
Yes, that's right. Son scored Tottenham's third goal in a 3-2 away win over Newcastle United on Sunday.
But the game was delayed for over 20 minutes after a home fan collapsed.
It happened in the 40th minute when Tottenham were leading 2-1 and about to take a corner.
Left back Sergio Reguilon reacted quickly to a commotion in the crowd.
He then informed the referee and Eric Dier raced to the touchline to urge medical staff to help and to bring a defibrillator.
The players then left the pitch and the game was suspended.
According to the BBC, the fan is "stable and responsive."
Son made it 3-1 just before half time with his fourth of the season but a late own goal from Eric Dier ensured of a nervy end to the match.
Spurs sit fifth on 15 points after eight matches.
For Son, there were some reports that he had contracted COVID-19, which prompted Tottenham to release a statement.
Yes, there were unconfirmed reports that two Tottenham players had contracted COVID-19, one of which was believed to be Son.
Tottenham released a short statement at around 3 PM on Sunday.
It said that two unnamed players had returned false positive tests for COVID-19 on Friday after returning from international duty.
The KFA had also been trying to seek clarity on the matter.
In other news, South Korea's culture ministry today announced that Son is featured in a promotional tourism video.
It's an 80-second video and is aimed at allowing viewers to feel South Korea's "unique and attractive features."
It can be viewed from today on all Korean Tourism Organization social media channels.
Sticking with football, I understand that there will be a K League team in the Asian Champions League Final again this year.
What can you tell us?
Yes, that is right. Either Pohang Steelers or current champions Ulsan Hyundai will take part in this year's ACL final.
The quarterfinals took place on Sunday in Jeonju.
First, Pohang Steelers beat Nagoya Grampus from Japan 3-0 thanks to goals from Lim Sang-hyub and Lee Seung-mo.
Then later in the day Ulsan Hyundai picked up a 3-2 extra time win over Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Lee Dong-gyeong with a stunning winner in the 105th minute.
This year's quarterfinals were being held over one leg and in Jeonju as a centralized hub due to the pandemic.
The semifinal match between Pohang Steelers and Ulsan Hyundai will take place on Wednesday at 7 PM Korea time.
Okay, finally to the Winter Olympics. There are just over 100 days to go and Olympic officials have said that, even with calls for a boycott growing louder, they will not push China on human rights issues.
Yes, IOC Vice President John Coates has said that holding China to account for its alleged human rights record is "not within the committee's remit" and that it has to "respect the host country's sovereignty."
Coates made the comments last Wednesday in his native Australia after human rights groups had called for a boycott of the Winter Games in Beijing due to alleged repression of (wee-ghurs) Uyghurs and other minority groups.
Thanks for that, Paul. We shall see you next week.