Kyodo News reports… 200 Athletes
North Korea is expected to send about 200 athletes to the Asian Games in Hangzhou, which will be held in September.
Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the 13th, citing a source, “North Korea has registered about 200 players, coaches, and executives for토스카지노 the Asian Games in Hangzhou.” The 19th Summer Asian Games, which were postponed for a year due to the corona crisis, will be held in Hangzhou, China on September 23rd and will be held until October 8th.
North Korea has closed its borders since January 2020 to prevent the spread of corona within the country and has not participated in international sports events. North Korea, which did not participate in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, was not able to participate in any international competitions until December 31 last year as it was punished by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). North Korea, whose sanctions were lifted this year, sent two representatives to a preliminary meeting held in Hangzhou last month to express its intention to participate in the Asian Games. It is known that he will participate in events such as soccer, swimming and dragon boating. As the tournament will be held in China, a longtime ally, there is a high possibility that a delegation including high-ranking officials will be formed. Kyodo News reported, “There is a possibility that North Korea will ease restrictions on overseas travel before the opening of the Asian Games in Hangzhou.” Last month, North Korea sent two male athletes to the East Asian Karate Championships held in Taizhou, China. Inside the Games, an online media specializing in the Olympic Games, reported on the 14th, “North Korea plans to send a team to the weightlifting Grand Prix next month in Havana, Cuba, which also serves as a qualifier for the Paris Olympics.”