N.Korean Athletes Arrives at Incheon

      September 12, 2014 10:54

      North Korean athletes arrive for the Asian Games at Incheon International Airport on Thursday.

      The first batch of the North Korean participants in the Asian Games arrived at Incheon International Airport on Thursday evening.

      The group led by Jang Su-myong, a representative of the North Korean Olympic Committee, consists of 94 officials, medical staff, reporters and athletes. Arriving on Air Koryo, they wore a uniform of white jackets and blue pants or skirts.

      They wore badges of the North Korean flag and the faces of former leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on their chests. Some looked surprised at the gathering of reporters at the airport.

      They were welcomed at the airport by some two dozen members of a joint cheering squad belonging to civic groups in Incheon who played vuvuzelas, the horns used during the football World Cup in South Africa and waved flags representing a united Korea.

      Most of the athletes looked cheerful and waved to the crowd. One took pictures of journalists and the welcoming crowd with a DSLR camera.

      • Copyright © Chosunilbo & Chosun.com
      Previous Next
      All Headlines Back to Top