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
Morning Star (June 18) – ENGLAND fans laid a wreath today in memory of Soviet war dead in a moving ceremony in central Volgograd. Continue reading
Celtic fans fly Palestine flags
BY MICHAEL BLOSSER
As the 2018 World Cup frenzy starts to take over the news cycle, it is essential that we highlight examples of how the sport has brought people together, such as is the case of Celtic FC and Palestine. Celtic Football Club, a football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, has consistently shown solidarity with the Palestinian struggle.
By MICHAEL D. YATES*
When I was a boy, I loved sports. Baseball was my passion, and I could be found in the backyard, even in the middle of winter, endlessly throwing a rubber-coated baseball into the air and hitting it as far as I could with my bat. I played organized ball from the age of nine to twenty-two, in Little League, Pony League, American Legion, High School, College, and in town leagues. When I began teaching, basketball became my new sports obsession, and I played seven days a week for many years. Continue reading
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Republic of Korea first compete together under the unification flag at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
On January 20 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally accepted the proposal from the Olympic Committees of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) for Korean athletes to march in the opening ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang on February 9 under the Korean Unification flag. Athletes from Korea marching in the ceremonies will wear a special uniform with the flag on it. Korea will also have one unified women’s hockey team, the first time the two National Olympic Committees have formed a unified sports team.
Brazil soccer postpones final weekend of play. South American Football Confederation awards Cinderella Team Chapecoense 2016 Copa Sudamericana championship after horrific plane crash. Continue reading