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Tacit knowledge

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By Kang Hyun-kyung

"Keep me posted on heart-warming stories, or any irregularities in the sports scene. Protection of sources guaranteed."

These odd phrases, which were posted under the profile photo of the former spokesman for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Sung Baik-yoo, caught my eye when I checked my KakaoTalk the other day.

The smartphone chatting app gives its users a reminder of their KakaoTalk friends whenever their birthdays come, and that's how I came to see his profile photo and message.

Curious, I checked with him over the phone about the message. He said he has been working with a local sports daily as a senior reporter for some time since the Olympics.

I think his career U-turn to journalism will benefit many in the sports scene ― not to mention the sports daily he is working for ― because of his expertise, insider's view of the international sports scene and most importantly, his passion for his work.

Mr. Sung had covered several........

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