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North Korea's Key to Olympic Medals: Refrigerators For Winners, Labor Camps for Losers
ABC News ^ | 8/2/12 | JOOHEE CHO

Posted on 08/02/2012 12:31:17 PM PDT by LibWhacker

North Korea's Olympic athletes are thrilling their countrymen with surprising success in winning medals and they are attributing their success to their Dear Leader Kim Jong Un.

But others, including former North Korean athletes who have defected, suggest the success of the country's small contingent of athletes at the games may be the result of a policy of training them from a very young age at specialized schools, backed up by rewards like cars and refrigerators for winners and the threat of labor camps for losers.

North Korea ranks 14th in the overall medal count, but fifth in terms of the number of gold medals with four.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: camps; korea; labor; medals; north; olympic; refrigerators
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To: LibWhacker
From thesaurus.com:
piteous is generally not used when speaking of people, pitiable means 'able to be pitied,' and pitiful most often means 'insignificant; below contempt'
Try to remember, LW!!!
21 posted on 08/03/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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