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For Those Who Want "One Korea," The Unified Hockey Team Is A Starting Place  For Those Who Want "One Korea," The Unified Hockey Team Is A Starting Place 

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Even with more than two hours left before the puck was scheduled to drop between the Koreans and their heavily favored Swiss opponents, a taxicab couldn’t get anywhere near the arena. I’d assumed, and planned for, the first game featuring a joint team of players from both North and South Korea…

North Korea And South Korea Agree To Form Joint Olympic Hockey Team  North Korea And South Korea Agree To Form Joint Olympic Hockey Team 

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to form a joint Olympic women’s hockey team and march together during the opening ceremonies next month in Pyeongchang, according to the Associated Press.

North Korea Strikes Deal To Send Athletes To Pyeongchang Olympics North Korea Strikes Deal To Send Athletes To Pyeongchang Olympics

North Korea and South Korea just wrapped up their first official diplomatic talks in two years, and the two sides agreed to provisions that will see the DPRK participate in their first Winter Olympics since 2010. After negotiating in the Demilitarized Zone, the countries decided to reopen a military hotline and…

Dennis Rodman Is Back In North Korea For Some Reason Dennis Rodman Is Back In North Korea For Some Reason

Former Jordan sidekick Dennis Rodman, last seen palling around with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and offering some quarter-baked thoughts about protestors, is back doing what he does best, which is wedging himself back into the spotlight in the most moronic way possible. Rodman has visited North Korea four times,…

Teenaged Korean Goalkeeper Is God-Awful At Pretending To Try To Stop This Goal

Thanks to the internet’s first helpful Youtube commenter, we know that this North Korean youth team was most likely actively trying to lose to avoid playing a better team in the knockout round of the Asian Federation’s U-16 Championship. So we can say pretty definitively that this Korean keeper was in fact trying to…

What it’s like to run the Pyongyang Marathon.

Dennis Rodman Is Fundamentally Evil  Dennis Rodman Is Fundamentally Evil 

Dennis Rodman is a troll. Before dedicating any more thought to his opinions and politics than you would to those of a subway evangelist, remember that. But that doesn't stop him from being run out on TV and in interviews as an expert in North Korean affairs or racial politics in America. He may just as well start…

North Korea Is Another Year Closer To Soccer World Domination North Korea Is Another Year Closer To Soccer World Domination

On the eve of the World Cup, North Korea's FIFA ranking is holding steady at 137, which sounds pretty bad until you remember that places the North Koreans ahead of fully 70 other countries, unincorporated territories, protectorates and, in the case of No. 177 Curaçao, even an overachieving liqueur. And yet Korea DPR…

Scenes From North Korea's Marathon Scenes From North Korea's Marathon

Yesterday for the first time in the 27-year history of the Pyongyang marathon, North Korea allowed foreign amateur and professional runners to take part. Competitors from 27 countries ran in front of crowds gathered in Kim Il Sung Stadium and around Kim Il Sung University in part to celebrate Kim Il Sung's 102…

In 1995, WCW and NJPW put on a show in front of 190,000 fans in Pyongyang. Over at For The Win, Ric Flair recalls his trip to North Korea.

Just back from his latest trip to North Korea, Dennis Rodman has entered rehab. "His drinking escalated to a level that none of us had seen before," said his agent. [CNN]

Here's Dennis Rodman Singing "Happy Birthday" To Kim Jong-un Here's Dennis Rodman Singing "Happy Birthday" To Kim Jong-un

Despite yesterday's mini-mutiny, the game between the Rodman-led former NBA players and a team of North Korean all-stars went off without a hitch today. The NBAers lost the game, because they'd like to return home, but before tip-off Rodman led the crowd in a serenade of Supreme Leader for his birthday.

Dennis Rodman's North Korea Trip May Be Falling Apart Dennis Rodman's North Korea Trip May Be Falling Apart

Dennis Rodman has been gung-ho about his latest trip to North Korea, a matchup between former NBA players and DPRK all-stars as a "birthday present" for Kim Jong-un. He might be the only one. The Associated Press reports that a number of the players on the trip are expressing second thoughts about going through with…

Seven Former NBA Players Join Dennis Rodman In North Korea Seven Former NBA Players Join Dennis Rodman In North Korea

Dennis Rodman has recruited some allies on his latest basketball diplomacy trip to North Korea. Rodman's team will be playing a team of North Korean all-stars on Wednesday, "a birthday present" for BFF Kim Jong-un.

North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Writes Open Letter To Dennis Rodman North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Writes Open Letter To Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman is back visiting his buddy Kim Jong-un on yet another PR trip—PR for Rodman, for the Irish betting company that's sponsoring his trip, and for North Korea itself. It comes days after a massive and deadly purge of perceived challenges to Kim's power, and as an American citizen has languished in a Korean…

This Wire Story Gives Not A Single Shit About North Koreans This Wire Story Gives Not A Single Shit About North Koreans

The Associated Press just published a story about Dennis Rodman's latest endorsement venture and his untethered blather about what good buds he is with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Read the whole thing here, if you have two minutes for an extra-large helping of starry-eyed banality. Here are some excerpts:

Look At These Bleak Photos Of North Korea's First Ski Resort Look At These Bleak Photos Of North Korea's First Ski Resort

The Masik Pass ski resort is North Korea's latest white elephant. The project took 10 months of labor and will officially open this Thursday for the public, even though most of the citizens can't afford to visit it.

Photos: The North Korean Hockey Team Photos: The North Korean Hockey Team

You can click over here to read an account of a week spent with the North Korean national ice hockey team at the IIHF Division III Championships. These photos were just some of the many taken during the weeklong tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, and present a snapshot of the rare North Koreans allowed to leave…

My Week With The North Korean Hockey Team My Week With The North Korean Hockey Team

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—This is what a North Korean postgame press conference sounds like:

Raw Video Of A Marathon In North Korea Is Eerily Disquieting, Perfectly North Korean Raw Video Of A Marathon In North Korea Is Eerily Disquieting, Perfectly North Korean

Even though North Korea is going to blow the world up any day now, the country still hosted an international marathon as part of a national holiday celebrating the birth of its founder, Kim Il-sung.

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