Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Just thought you should know...

...what's going on in North Korea right now, courtesy of the North Korean News Service....

Women's Sports and Amusement Games Held

Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- Members of the Korean Democratic Women's Union (KDWU) in Pyongyang had sports and amusement games at the Taesongsan Pleasure Ground Sunday on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the promulgation of the Law on Sex Equality. The participants were divided into the Taedonggang Group and the Moranbong Group.

They competed in more than 10 events such as mass rhythmic exercise, jumping over flower-decorated rope, relay, looking for the person whose name is written on a piece of paper, Yut game, swing and seesawing. Whenever spectacular success was made, supporters broke into warm applause and cheers.

A tug-of-war was the climax of the games.

The contestants of the two groups demonstrated the unity and optimism of the Korean women.

Prizes were awarded to the successful participants.

Among the spectators were Pak Sun Hui, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the KDWU, Kim Jin Ha, secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials concerned and members of the union in Pyongyang.

The games were followed by a national food show participated in by members of the KDWU in Pyongyang.

3 comments:

Dr Strangelove said...

Um, were they like six years old or something?

MrScribbler said...

Sorry there was no video....

HarpO'Fly said...

I think looking for the person whose name was written on a piece of paper would be very excting from the spectator viewpoint. A real crowd pleaser for sure.
It is too bad video wasn't available. Maybe someone did a documentary that will play in theaters.