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DPRK Olympic team leaves for London

07-18-2012 01:01 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The DPRK national Olympics team has left Pyongyang to compete in the London Games. According to the DPRK's state media KCNA, 51 athletes are being accompanied by Kim Pyong Sik, Vice Minister of Physical Culture and Sports.

The DPRK athletes will take part in 11 sports -- women's football, marathon, table tennis, judo, wrestling, weightlifting, shooting, archery, diving, boxing, and synchronized swimming.

The country won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games in gymnastics and weightlifting, taking their overall medal total at the Summer Games to 41.

It will be the first Olympics for DPRK under the leadership of Kim Jong-un, who is said to be a keen follower of basketball.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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