DPRK Players′ Successes at London Olympics Widely Reported by Foreign Media

Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) — The achievements made by DPRK sportspersons at the 30th Olympic Games were widely reported by foreign media between August 1 and 3.

Yangzi Wanbao of China said in an article titled “DPRK weightlifters stun the world”:

The mysterious DPRK team grabbed three gold medals in weightlifting event alone in a few days since the opening of the London Olympics, startling the world. The DPRK team does not return home with empty hands at each big tournament.

Zhongguo Qingnian Bao said the tactics of the DPRK’s weightlifting team can be considered as very prudent. This yielded very good fruits, it noted.

Huan Qiu Shibao and Cankao Xiaoxi of China and ITAR-TASS pointed out that the news of the victory of DPRK players is creating sensation among people, adding Olympic zeal is prevalent in the DPRK.

Japanese papers said the factor of successes made by the DPRK team is the education of talents peculiar to it. There is a well-regulated system for training children with sporting skill in the DPRK.

Reuters, BBC, VOA, the Nepalese paper Majodur and Internet website of the France-Korea Friendship Association reported that DPRK players are unexpectedly grabbing gold medals one by one, attrracting world attention. Media are unsparing in their praises of DPRK players breaking world records, they added.

A U.S. Internet paper said that the DPRK is the real winner of the current Olympics. It went on:

The fairest method of rating countries in the number of gold medals is to count that of medals per the number of players from each participating country. In that sense, the DPRK placed first. It overwhelmingly tops the list of the countries in the size of their population. -0-