DPRK to Make 2011 Successful Year in Sports
Pyongyang, January 14 (KCNA) — The DPRK in the New Year joint editorial set a goal to put the nation′s sports on a higher level.
The joint editorial stressed the need to raise a hot wind across the country to make Songun Korea widely known as a football and sports power.
The DPRK made signal successes in sports last year.
The DPRK men′s football teams placed first at the AFC Challenger Cup Tournament, U-19 Asian Soccer Championship, U-16 Asian Soccer Championship, 4-nation Soccer Tournament in Qatar and the International Tournament for the Vietnam Football Association Cup.
The DPRK women′s team won a birth to the 2011 Women′s World Cup.
DPRK players grabbed world and Asian titles in shooting, weight-lifting, boxing and various other events.
The DPRK is now channeling efforts into the development of football while positively pushing forward the drive to put sports on a popular and scientific basis and train reserve players.