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(My Fox DC)   They are smiling more. If you lock onto their stare long enough, they'll give you one back. And thank God there were no lightning strikes during training camp - so no one needed musk deer gland therapy   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 24
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2012-07-31 10:57:08 AM  
I really have to feel for those guys... :-/
 
2012-07-31 12:33:10 PM  
LOL! This reads like a Romney press conference!


"Do your players have any special motivation when playing against the United States, whether because they're ranked as the best team in the world, or because of the adversarial relationship between the two countries?"

The team manager leaned toward the coach. Mumbles were exchanged. Back came the answer.

"We believe in our players' mental power," said the team manager, Choe Nam Hyok.

"That's all?"

"That's all," Choe said.

"That doesn't answer my question," said the reporter.

Choe stared sternly at the reporter and didn't respond.
 
2012-07-31 12:55:14 PM  
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Super-happy cuz he can bench-press 3,000 lbs (equivalent to 50 NK citizens).
 
2012-07-31 12:58:07 PM  
"Let me have conference with North Korea's magic 8-ball of diplomacy."
 
2012-07-31 01:04:12 PM  
There is no mystery here. Why do reporters get more retarded by the year? The N. Korean olympians and their coaches and staff are being carefully watched by officials of their government. Everything they do is under constant scrutiny. They have instructions to avoid contact with other participants as much as is possible. If they are viewed as being too palsy with someone, especially an American, they can find themselves in deep trouble. It has always been thus with Koreans traveling abroad.
 
2012-07-31 01:07:03 PM  
Maybe because Junior seems a smidge more sane than his late daddy and the athletes are reasonably certain they won't face execution/prison labor if they lose
 
2012-07-31 01:08:01 PM  
FTA: "Compared to last year, they seem a lot happier," U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe said. "It seems like they're actually enjoying themselves this time, so it's nice to see. They are smiling more. If you lock onto their stare long enough, they'll give you one back."


Oh, nice going, jackass. You've just earned that poor girl and her family an extended stay at the re-education facility.


Comrade Soccer Athlete #12 is fraternize with Imperialist Spy Journalist, she is remove from team upon repatriation with Best Korea! She make secret face gesture signal! Find out what she know!
 
2012-07-31 01:08:24 PM  
FTA:
"Asked why his players don't get out and about, coach Sin Ui Gun -- through the interpreter -- gave three reasons: The training schedule is too busy, it rained too much in Glasgow, and the players like staying in the hotel."

and added "If we leave the hotel, our families back home will be shot."
 
2012-07-31 01:19:52 PM  
I really want to hear what the players think about England. Do they realize that everything they've been told is wrong and will they secretly tell people of the outside world when they get back to North Korea?

What would happen if some of the players defect right there in England? Or are they too brainwashed to really think about anything other than the games.

The North Korean people fascinate me.
 
2012-07-31 01:21:54 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: What would happen if some of the players defect right there in England?


My guess is, their relatives would be tortured and killed. And the players are made aware of this possibility before they leave on their trip.
 
2012-07-31 01:30:30 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: I really want to hear what the players think about England. Do they realize that everything they've been told is wrong and will they secretly tell people of the outside world when they get back to North Korea?

What would happen if some of the players defect right there in England? Or are they too brainwashed to really think about anything other than the games.

The North Korean people fascinate me.


Maybe, but as national athletes, their lives are better than the average NK citizen. They probably live lives on par or only slightly lower than average citizens in other countries. Plus they are probably shielded from the severe brutality of the regime and told to focus on practice and not doing things like trying to read news. Same could be said of many top athletes.
 
2012-07-31 01:45:32 PM  

airsupport: ourbigdumbmouth: What would happen if some of the players defect right there in England?

My guess is, their relatives would be tortured and killed. And the players are made aware of this possibility before they leave on their trip.


Quite possibly. But they'd never get anywhere near close to anyone in authority in the British Home Office to utter the words "I wish to defect". They are constantly supervised. One wrong move by an athlete and he/she will be taken home immediately and their his/her "privileged" career ended. The "coach" mentioned in the FA is probably an Army officer. Most Americans no longer know how the people of N. Korea must live.
 
2012-07-31 01:48:04 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: I really want to hear what the players think about England. Do they realize that everything they've been told is wrong and will they secretly tell people of the outside world when they get back to North Korea?

What would happen if some of the players defect right there in England? Or are they too brainwashed to really think about anything other than the games.

The North Korean people fascinate me.


I wish I could find that article again...

They don't have to be threatened into not defecting; it just doesn't occur to North Koreans that their lives could be "better" if they were to defect. They are taught and truly believe that they're living the high life in PRK.

The article I read described the process for those that actually did want to escape the country, usually to reconnect with family south of the border. It was essentially an underground railroad through China. Once they got to South Korea, there were support people that would give them an apartment and help set them up with a job and education. Unfortunately, most had problems with this because they distrusted everyone and couldn't come to grips with the fact that people would actually be nice and helpful and that it wasn't some sort of elaborate plot to set them up to be captured and returned as spies.
 
2012-07-31 02:07:28 PM  

JackieRabbit: . If they are viewed as being too palsy with someone, especially an American, they can find themselves in deep trouble. It has always been thus with Koreans traveling abroad.


Does DPRK have a Special Olympics team?
 
2012-07-31 02:16:32 PM  
Hey Henry!

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2010/09/henry_rollins_column _ 5.php
 
2012-07-31 02:17:35 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: LOL! This reads like a Romney press conference!


"Do your players have any special motivation when playing against the United States, whether because they're ranked as the best team in the world, or because of the adversarial relationship between the two countries?"

The team manager leaned toward the coach. Mumbles were exchanged. Back came the answer.

"We believe in our players' mental power," said the team manager, Choe Nam Hyok.

"That's all?"

"That's all," Choe said.

"That doesn't answer my question," said the reporter.

Choe stared sternly at the reporter and didn't respond.


Dear reporter, just because you're so used to the depthless inanity of western sports reporting and athlete speeches doesn't mean NK should also have to play along with your stupid game.
 
2012-07-31 02:25:32 PM  
Clearly torture is still a problem in the DPRK, as the North Korean athletes at the London Olympics are going to be sequestered in their own little bloc in the Olympic Village, knowing full well that beyond the crossed arms of their guards, every other elite athlete from all around the world (well, hopefully not including the kids) is getting crazy laid.
 
2012-07-31 02:40:11 PM  
I'm sure DPRK will report this one as a Glorious 100 - 0 win over the Capitalist Pigs of the USA, no matter the outcome.
 
2012-07-31 03:31:33 PM  

Tomahawk513: I'm sure DPRK will report this one as a Glorious 100 - 0 win over the Capitalist Pigs of the USA, no matter the outcome.



No, they'll report that they would've won if Kim Jung Un had competed. He only chose not to out of respect for his glorious late father's achievement last Olympics of winning all the medals. Un wished to see the record stand for another 4 years.
 
2012-07-31 03:32:38 PM  

JackieRabbit: There is no mystery here. Why do reporters get more retarded by the year? The N. Korean olympians and their coaches and staff are being carefully watched by officials of their government. Everything they do is under constant scrutiny. They have instructions to avoid contact with other participants as much as is possible. If they are viewed as being too palsy with someone, especially an American, they can find themselves in deep trouble. It has always been thus with Koreans traveling abroad.


Wonder if there'll be any attempted defections just before the end of the games?

/what was that movie Robin Williams was in?...
 
2012-07-31 03:53:23 PM  

JustinCase: JackieRabbit: There is no mystery here. Why do reporters get more retarded by the year? The N. Korean olympians and their coaches and staff are being carefully watched by officials of their government. Everything they do is under constant scrutiny. They have instructions to avoid contact with other participants as much as is possible. If they are viewed as being too palsy with someone, especially an American, they can find themselves in deep trouble. It has always been thus with Koreans traveling abroad.

Wonder if there'll be any attempted defections just before the end of the games?

/what was that movie Robin Williams was in?...


There you go...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087747/
 
2012-07-31 04:09:29 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: JustinCase: JackieRabbit: There is no mystery here. Why do reporters get more retarded by the year? The N. Korean olympians and their coaches and staff are being carefully watched by officials of their government. Everything they do is under constant scrutiny. They have instructions to avoid contact with other participants as much as is possible. If they are viewed as being too palsy with someone, especially an American, they can find themselves in deep trouble. It has always been thus with Koreans traveling abroad.

Wonder if there'll be any attempted defections just before the end of the games?

/what was that movie Robin Williams was in?...

There you go...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087747/


감사합니다 (gamsahabnida)
 
2012-07-31 04:20:09 PM  

JustinCase: /what was that movie Robin Williams was in?...


Moscow on the Hudson


The other piece is that the athletes are told that the whole spectacle they're seeing is all a sham to cover the real misery of the world outside of Best Korea. Poor kids don't know which end is up.

Or maybe we're the ones who don't know what's going on and it's our own media telling us how shiatty things are in Best Korea...
 
2012-08-01 03:40:36 PM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: JustinCase: /what was that movie Robin Williams was in?...

Moscow on the Hudson


The other piece is that the athletes are told that the whole spectacle they're seeing is all a sham to cover the real misery of the world outside of Best Korea. Poor kids don't know which end is up.

Or maybe we're the ones who don't know what's going on and it's our own media telling us how shiatty things are in Best Korea...


That's nonsense. Quality of life has always been horrifically low in Eastasia.
 
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