Tag Archives: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Women’s hockey: Parity and ‘running up the score’ over the years


(February 23, 2018) – “Running up the score” came to the fore once again in men’s and women’s ice hockey at the Pyeonchang Winter Games.

US men’s hockey coach Tony Granato refused to shake hands in the traditional post-game handshake on the ice with his Russian counterpart, explicitly accusing him of “running up the score” in a match held on February 17 and won by the latter team 4-0. Continue reading


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Historic gold for United Korea: Players cried, the audience was on their feet

🎖️A HISTORICAL day for Korean sport. A mixed pair in table tennis – a South Korean player and a North Korean player – won the gold medal, the first gold medal for united Korea after 27 years at the Korean Open held in Daejon. Continue reading

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Ping-pong diplomacy on show again at ITTF Korea Open

The ITTF Shinhan Korea Open will start tomorrow with the two Korea's once again set to compete together ©Remy Gros


(July 16) – North and South Korea are to join forces again and compete together at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Shinhan Korea Open. Continue reading

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North and South Korea prepare for joint basketball games

DOZENS of South Korean basketball players arrived in North Korea’s capital today for a series of games the two Koreas hope will foster a spirit of detente generated by the recent North-South summit meetings. Continue reading

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Unified Korean team for Asian Games

DPRK’s Hwang Chung Gum (Left) and Sk Won Yun Jon lead the unified Korea delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) – The two Koreas agreed on Monday to march together under a unified peninsula flag and form combined teams to compete in the next Asian Games, they said in a joint statement, in the latest sign of a thaw between the old rivals.

Both sides also agreed at a round of talks on their heavily fortified border to hold a series of basketball matches in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on July 3-6, marking the anniversary of a July 4, 1972, inter-Korean agreement on unification, they said. Continue reading

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PyeongChang ‘Peace Olympics’: The initiatives of the DPRK for peace and Korean reunification over the years

Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification (or Reunification Arch), Pyongyang, DPRK

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, which will go down in history as the “Peace Olympics”, has marked an important step forward in the Korean nation’s desire and striving for peace and for reunification of the Korean Peninsula. It has wrong-footed and nonplussed the US as a blow to their hostility to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and to keep it isolated with a divided Korean Peninsula. Continue reading

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North Korea’s Arirang Mass Games

The greatest show on earth, in my opinion. Taking place in the world’s largest stadium (seats 150,000), 100,000 performers, mostly amateur. 50,000 of which are doing the most intricate of card glyphic. For my personal 10-minute video, shot on my point and shoot camera see: https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=10150577897092252&set=vb.679047251&type=3&theater

Also for complete tour photos go to: http://www.korea-dpr.com/gallery.html Then scroll down to “KFA Delegation August 2010.” Clip to open album.

I visited North Korea August 2010 with a Korean Friendship Delegation. The Mass Games were the highlight of the program. After seeing this its hard to believe our domestic information on this country as a backward starving prison camp.

I was shocked on seeing Pyongyang. It looked very clean with beautiful modern buildings in a good state of repair. Transportation was also good. The Pyongyang metro with stations that look more like the inside of a cathedral, makes Toronto Metro look third world and drab.

I do a PowerPoint presentation on that trip for anyone interested.

The following URLS link to the complete professionally shot video in three parts. Enjoy.




Dave Thomas [dave@cubaon2wheels.org]

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