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N. Korea fires at Australian paper's 'naughty' medal tally joke
Yonhap News ^ | 08/08/12

Posted on 08/08/2012 5:34:47 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

N. Korea fires at Australian paper's 'naughty' medal tally joke

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Wednesday chastised an Australian newspaper that jokingly named the communist state as "Naughty Korea" in its London Olympics medal standing, calling it a "rogue paper" that hampered the Olympic spirit.

The rare response came after the Brisbane Metro, a regional paper based in eastern Australia, labeled the North as such while describing the rival South as "Nice Korea" in its Olympic medal table.

"This is a bullying act little short of insulting the Olympic spirit of solidarity, friendship and progress, and politicizing sports," the North's Korean Central News Agency said in an English dispatch.

The KCNA went on to say that the "naughty paper" will remain as "a symbol of a rogue paper" for its "misdeed to be cursed long in Olympic history."

"Even hostile forces toward the DPRK heaped praises on its players' successful performance at the London Olympics, saying that 'Korea whirlwind' sweeps the world," the state news agency said. DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

"In a word, the paper discredited itself," it said. "How pitiful it is."

At the London Olympics, South Korea has 245 athletes competing in 22 sports, while North Korea has 56 in 11 sports. As of Wednesday, South Korea ranked fourth in the gold medal tally with 12, and North Korea, powered by weightlifters, was 14th with four gold medals.

North Korea's record for the most gold medals at a single Olympics is four at Barcelona in 1992.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; nkorea; olympics

1 posted on 08/08/2012 5:34:53 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 08/08/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Naughty” and “nice”? Hell,they were certainly pulling their punches! Try “filthy,dangerous gulag” and “civilized,decent and respectable”


3 posted on 08/08/2012 5:38:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Why so few golds for Kommie Korea? They must have run low on testosterone supplies.That would also explain why their female athletes are sporting smaller beards this year.
4 posted on 08/08/2012 5:41:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
They were just going off Santa's book!


5 posted on 08/08/2012 5:50:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Give all praise and glory to the Nork Fatboy for any medals won....that is, if you want to eat.
6 posted on 08/08/2012 6:09:59 AM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I can’t believe they even let these people compete. How can they let people compete, knowing that if they lose, the losers will be abused by the state when they get home?

http://www.thestar.com/sports/soccer/article/842235—north-korea-soccer-coach-fears-for-his-life

This is an old article - Does anyone know the truth of it?


7 posted on 08/08/2012 6:30:22 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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Raff out Roud

8 posted on 08/08/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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