Monthly Archives: dicembre 2012

Sport in RPDC: il bilancio di fine anno della KCNA

I successi internazionali degli atleti coreani nel 2012.

Pyongyang, 28 dicembre. La Repubblica Popolare Democratica di Corea ha vinto più di 190 medaglie, di cui oltre 90 d’oro, in più di 50 giochi internazionali nel corso del 2012.
Gli atleti della RPDC hanno vinto quattro ori e due bronzi alle Olimpiadi di Londra. I vincitori sono la judoka Un Kum Ae, il sollevatori di pesi Kim Un Guk e Om Yun Chol e la loro compagna di squadra Rim Jong Sim.
Le medaglie d’oro sono state insignite del titolo di Eroe del Lavoro della RPDC.
La squadra di calcio femminile della Corea Popolare ha prevalso al Four-Nation Womens’s Soccer Invitation 2012 (under 19), all’International Women’s Soccer “Spring of Kuban” e al torneo dell’Asian Football Confederation,
La squadra femminile di calcio si è qualificata al campionato under 22 dell’AFC con quattro vittorie e un pareggio.
Kim Hwa è stata insignita del premio Scarpa d’Oro Adidas al mondiale femminile FIFA 2012, mentre Ri Un Sim e Ri Hyang Sim, rispettivamente, Scarpa d’Oro Adidas e Pallone d’Argento Adidas al mondiale femminile under 17 FIFA.
Gli atleti della RPDC hanno avuto successo anche nel judo, nel pugilato, nel tennis da tavolo, nel pattinaggio artistico, nell’atletica, nella lotta in altri campionati del mondo e tornei internazionali.

Sports Enthusiasm Sweeps DPRK in 2012

Pyongyang, December 29 (KCNA) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has paid big efforts to developing sports this year.

In the year, Marshal Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the DPRK, watched local men’s soccer and women’s volleyball matches on the spots, setting forth the important tasks instrumental to radically developing the nation’s sports.

He met the athletes who bagged gold metals at the 30th Olympiad, and their coaches and had a photo taken with them. He also provided sports teams with varieties of sports equipment.

The November enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea adopted a decision on setting up the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, which is empowered to give unified guidance to the nation’s overall sports activities.

This year witnessed many sports contests, including Paektusan Prize Sports Contest in February, Mangyongdae Prize National Sports Festival in April and Sports Contest for Pochonbo Torch Prize in May-June. In particular, sports enthusiasm soared high with the 12th People’s Games as an occasion. The contests produced new domestic, Asian and world’s records in many events.

The National Taekwon-do Festival was held to mark the Day of the Sun in April, the National Taekwon-Do Championship for Jongilbong Cup in June and the National Martial Art Championship for “September 10 Prize” in September.

The IAAF-25th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon took place on the occasion of the Day of the Sun (April 15) and the 21st Paektusan Prize International Figure Skating Festival on the occasion of the Day of the Shining Star (February 16).

Meanwhile, mass sports activities and events have been organized this year. Especially, a table-tennis tournament, attended by officials of commissions, ministries and national institutions, is now under way in Pyongyang.

Those sports activities and events helped further develop the nation’s sports techniques while fanning up sports enthusiasm among broad sections of people across the country.

This year also witnessed the emergence of modern sports facilities in different parts of the country, including Taekwon-Do Holy Center, Yanggakdo Sports Village, People’s Open-air Ice Rink and Skate Park, which will be conducive to the development of the nation’s sports and physical training of people, including youth and children.

Tribute to DPR Koreas Woman’s Football Trainer Ri Song Gun (1950-2012)

Pyongyang, December 25 (KCNA) — Ri Song Gun (1950-2012) was one of the noted sportsmen in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Born into a scientist’s family, he made a signal contribution to developing the nation’s football, as a footballer and women’s football coach for more than 40 years.

During his career as a footballer, Ri played a big role in making the DPRK prove successful in many international tournaments including the Thai “King Cup” Soccer Games and was honored with the title of Merited Athlete in Juche 71 (1982).

Later, he worked as a football head coach and official, devoting his all to upgrading the women’s football of the nation. Under his direction, the DPRK team won the two consecutive Asian Women’s Football Championships, the women’s football tournament of the 14th Asian Games and the Albena Cup International Women’s Football Tournament in the years between 2001 and 2003.

In 2002 he was awarded the title of the People’s Athlete.

Ri Sun Chol, who was an assistant coach, told KCNA that Ri Song Gun had contributed to developing the women’s football of the nation.

Ri Kum Suk, Ri Jong Hui and Ra Mi Ae, former aces of the National Women’s Football Team, said that as the head coach, Ri Song Gun was very strict both in training and matches but was as good as their real fathers in life.

His team finished first in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which brought him the title of DPRK Labor Hero.

Ri Un Ju, Ri Song Gun’s daughter, said:

“My father loved football more than his children. He was always among footballers in playing ground, so I felt disappointed at him once.

But, growing up, I came to be proud of my father devoting himself to the nation’s football development.” -0-

Muangthong United: il sorteggio di ACL

Sorteggiato il primo girone dell’Asian Champions League, manifestazione nella quale partecipa il Muangthong United, formazione campione di Tailandia, dove giocheranno tre coreani: Ri Kwang-Chon, Pak Nam-Chol e Ri Myong-Jun.

Queste le sfide:
26.02.13 Muangthong United – Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR)
12.03.13 Urawa Red Diamonds (GIA) – Muangthong United
03.04.13 Guangzhou Evergrandre (CIN) – Muangthong United
09.04.13 Muangthong United – Guangzhou Evergrandre (CIN)
24.04.13 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR) – Muangthong United
01.05.13 Muangthong United – Urawa Red Diamonds (GIA)

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Turning DPRK into Sports Power

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Turning DPRK into Sports Power

Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) — The on-going advance to build the DPRK into a sports power provides a worthwhile patriotic stage for augmenting the national power in every way and demonstrating the indomitable spirit and dignity of Songun Korea before the whole world, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a bylined article.

It is the firm resolution of the Workers’ Party of Korea to put the homeland of Songun on the position of sports power, the article notes, and goes on:

Developing sports means bolstering up national power. Only when a drive for building a sports power makes dynamic progress, is it possible to redouble the mental power of the people, give fuller play to the wisdom and spirit of the nation and bring earlier the day of emergence of a thriving nation.

The Juche-oriented idea of developing sports of the great persons of Mt. Paektu and feats performed by them remain shining, ample conditions are being provided for developing sports under the wise leadership of the WPK and there is increasing social concern for sports. There is, therefore, no goal unattainable when all fields and units raise a hot wind of sports under the banner of great Kim Jong Il’s patriotism.

Everybody should display such strong national self-esteem as keeping one’s feet firmly planted on this land and looking out over the world, ardent patriotic devotion and extraordinary creative work style.

There should be a signal turn in the effort to create social atmosphere of sports, popularize sports and make it part of people’s daily life, bring sports science and technology up to the world level and train reserves for players under a long-term plan, intensify the training of players, reenergize domestic sports contests and improve the material supply service to the field of sports.

The article calls upon all people to fully demonstrate the honor of being victors in the drive to build a sports power by displaying ardent patriotism true to the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un’s idea of building a sports power and the decision of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK. -0-