By: Raquel Trolliet
North Korea have many sports, but football (soccer) is a popular one. Women play the same sports too and volleyball is very popular. Although North Korea may have a lot of sports to play, they aren't very good. The last World Cup they attended was in 2010. They failed to get passed the group stages. At the bottom of the group stages, finishing bottom of the group and losing all three matches.
North Korea is involved in the Summer Olympics. They did well there. They brought home five medals including one gold. They are involved in freestyle wresting, boxing, weightlifting, ect. Every year, they have received a medal. Although we talk about Summer Olympics, North Korea was also involved in many Winter Olympics too. In 2006, North and South Korea marched under the Unification Flag at the Turin Games to welcome themselves as the nation of Korea.
Some popular athletes in North Korea are Hong Un-gong, an artistic gymnast. She was the 2014 Olympic champion in vault. An Kim-ae won the gold medal in the Women's 52 kg for the Olympics in 2012. Lastly, Key Sun-Hi is a North Korean judoka. She won three Olympic medals in different weight classes in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
The end of Japanese rule following World War ll (1939-1945) marked the beginning of a peculiar era for Korean history that continues today. Korea was partitioned into northern and southern halfs. The Korean language operated on a dual system: in premodern Korea, oral language was indigenous Korean, but the script was Chinese. The Koreans developed more vowels and consonants. At the end of the 12th century, about 99% of North Koreans could read and write their own languages. North Korea was founded in 1948. The USA and Soviet Union replaced the Japanese in 1945. North Korea was regarded as a Soviet satellite sate. The Soviet Union fell in 1991, however, North Korea's socialism stood out in the post-Cold War world. South and North Korea share a half-century history of confrontation, and stem together in one nation.
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