North Korea, which has disappeared from the international sports arena for the past few years, is expected to send 200 athletes to the Asian Games in Hangzhou.
Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the 13th, citing a source familiar with North Korea’s circumstances, that “North Korea has registered about 200 players, coaches, and executives for the Asian Games in Hangzhou.”
Japan’s private broadcasting network ‘ANN’ also reported on the 12th that North Korea had registered hundreds of athletes for the Hangzhou Asian Games, and there is a possibility of sending a female cheering squad.
North Korea is known to participate in soccer, swimming, and dragon boating.
Since 2020, North Korea has been strictly restricting border movement to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). Kyodo News reported an observation from sources that North Korea may ease restrictions on overseas travel before the Asian Games in Hangzhou.온라인카지노
North Korea expressed its intention to participate by sending two representatives to the Asian Games pre-meeting held in Hangzhou on the 26th of last month. Since then, two North Korean male athletes participated in the East Asian Karate (Karate) Championships held in Taizhou, China on the 28th and 30th of last month. It is the first time in three years since January 2020 that North Korea has dispatched athletes to an international sports event.
Kyodo News reported that rumors were circulating in China that North Korea would soon lift restrictions on border movement.
Previously, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported that North Korea is expected to reopen its borders on the 10th of next month, and that two travel agencies in China’s Liaoning Province, bordering North Korea, have been notified by the North Korean authorities that they will allow tourists to enter.