8 K-Dramas Featuring Sports That Will Make You Even More Excited For The Olympics
We’re in the heart of the Olympic season, where everyone from around the world is showing off their athletic skills! What better way to prepare for the Olympics than to watch an amazing K-Drama? These sporty shows will have you on the edge of your seat, just like you’re watching the Olympics!
1. Sassy Go Go (Cheerleading)
Set at the elite Sevit High School, five students attempt to survive in a school where academics are above all else. Kang Yeon Doo (Jung Eun Ji) is the leader of the street dance club called “Real King,” full of failing students. Kim Yeol (Lee Won Keun) is the President of “Baek Ho,” a club made of students from the top 5 percent. When the two clubs are forcibly merged to create a cheerleading squad, the two put their differences aside for the benefit of their clubs. As they go on with their misadventures, many things happen that result in a solid and unbreakable bond.
2. Fight for My Way (MMA)
Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) has always dreamed of becoming a famous taekwondo athlete but now works as a contract employee in a mundane job. His longtime friend, Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won), aspires to become a television anchor but works instead at the information desk of a department store. Their friends, Kim Joo Man (Ahn Jae Hong) and Baek Seol Hee (Song Ha Yoon), have been dating for six years but face a new threat to their relationship. Can the four friends achieve their individual dreams?
3. Hot Stove League (Baseball)
Lee Se Young (Park Eun Bin) is the youngest manager of Dreams, a losing baseball team, and has an immense passion for the sport. One day, Baek Seung Soo (Namkoong Min) is appointed as a general manager of the team. Although he’s been working in the sports field, the teams he led to the championship were unpopular, some even disbanding due to financial difficulties. Will this unlucky new general manager be able to steer Dreams to the championship with Se Young?
4. Racket Boys (Badminton)
Yoon Hyun Jong (Kim Sang Kyung) was once the best badminton player and now coaches a boys’ badminton team at a middle school in Haenam. The badminton team is on the verge of disbanding as they aren’t very good yet. Meanwhile, Ra Young Ja (Oh Na Ra) is the coach of the girls’ badminton team at a different middle school in Haenam. Her team ranks first among their peers.
5. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Weightlifting/Swimming)
Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a weightlifter pursuing her dream of winning a gold medal but finds romance for the first time in her life. Focusing solely on weightlifting would jeopardize her relationship but leaving weightlifting for love would destroy her dreams. Can she find a way to have love as well as glory at the age of 20?
6. High School King of Savvy (Hockey)
Lee Min Suk (Seo In Guk), a naive, immature, and clueless high school hockey player, somehow ends up working at a company in his brother’s place. He lives a double life as a student and an office worker and falls in love with a girl who is a temporary employee at the same company.
7. Heading to the Ground (Soccer)
Cha Bong Geun (TVXQ‘s U-Know) tries to achieve the impossible: fulfilling his dreams of becoming a great soccer player. He meets Kang Hae Bin (Go Ah Ra), a sports agent, who tries to live her life away from the influence of her rich father.
8. To the Beautiful You (Track and Field)
Goo Jae Hee (Sulli) leaves the U.S. for Korea to enroll in a men’s physical education high school to help her friend Kang Tae Joon (SHINee‘s Minho) restart his high jump career. Tae Joon soon announces his retirement from the high jump national team, but his closed heart begins to open after meeting Jae Hee. Cha Eun Gyul (Lee Hyun Woo) is confused about his sexual orientation as he falls in love with Jae Hee, who is pretending to be a man.