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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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
By TOM LEY
Deadspin (June 27) – If there’s one thing that will really stick with me from this morning’s World Cup action, it isn’t Mexico spending 90 minutes stress-barfing all over themselves. Neither is it the shock of defending champion Germany failing to get out of the group stage. What I’ll most likely remember long after this World Cup crowns a winner and for years after that is this image: Continue reading
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
PyeongChang ‘Peace Olympics’: The initiatives of the DPRK for peace and Korean reunification over the years
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
A great sense of excitement surrounded the opening ceremonies of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with a united north and south Korean delegation participating under the Unification Flag. Continue reading
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – SIXTEEN volleyball players and two baseball players in South Korea have been indicted for alleged involvement in match-fixing in the latest blow to the country’s professional sports leagues. Continue reading
Reflections by FIDEL CASTRO
When the concepts of developed capitalism managed to infiltrate the Olympics, sports stopped being a health and education issue, which had been its main goals throughout history.
The only country in the world where that character prevailed was Cuba, which for many years won the highest number of gold medals per inhabitant. Continue reading