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  1. North Korean athletes who failed at Rio Olympics may be sent to coal mines

North Korean athletes who failed at Rio Olympics may be sent to coal mines

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is reportedly not happy with the performance of his country's athletes, who bagged seven medals, at the Rio Olympics 2016.

By: | Published: August 24, 2016 12:00 PM
Kim Jong Un North Korea had sent 31 athletes to Rio and by the end of the Olympics, they had managed to win two gold, three silvers and two bronzes. (Reuters)

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is reportedly not happy with the performance of his country’s athletes, who bagged seven medals, at the Rio Olympics 2016. The athletes may now face the wrath of the dictator who wanted them to return with at least five gold and 12 other medals, according to reports. North Korea had sent 31 athletes to Rio and by the end of the Olympics, they had managed to win two gold, three silvers and two bronzes. In the London Olympics 2012, the North Korean athletes had won four gold and two bronze medals.

Reports said that some of the country’s players were under tremendous pressure, which eventually affected their performance. The players who have disappointed the dictator may be punished by being moved to poor quality houses, provided lesser rations and may even be sent to the coal mines. However, those who won medals would be awarded good quality housing, better rations, car and other gifts from the kingdom.

Earlier, reports had said that members of the North Korean football team were punished for humiliating the country by losing 7-0 to Portugal on live TV in the 2010 World Cup. While some of the coaches and players were sent to re-education facilities, some were even sent to work in mines as part of the punishment. Players sent to the mines were not even allowed to return for the next one or two years. The present bunch of athletes who failed at Rio Olympics may also face the same fate.

However, an unofficial spokesman of Pyongyang reportedly said that the athletes would receive a warm welcome in the country on their return. While medal winners will be rewarded, others won’t face punishment, he said.

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    bored ofyourlies
    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:50 am
    Don't publish the comments which tell the reality. Just publish your lies. Big liar machine. Earn your 50k yearly and do any that your boss asks you to do. Army of s in suit.
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      bored ofyourlies
      Aug 27, 2016 at 10:49 am
      You invented this story. This is openly disinformation.
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        bored ofyourlies
        Aug 26, 2016 at 9:39 pm
        Your journal likes to make that kind of lie articles I guess. You are just making disinformation. My reaction is stop maniting people with bull news-like lies.
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        1. Dahey Sangno
          Aug 25, 2016 at 6:01 am
          North Korea fielded just 31 athletes in the recently concluded Rio Olympic, yet it came 34th in the medal tally with a total of seven medals (G-2, S-3, B-2) at success rate of 22.5% which is far better than the table topper USA (21.6%). USA had 554 athletes and won 121 medals. While the Indian contingent, with a total strength of 117 athletes (largest ever by Indian standard), had won two medals at the success rate of 1.7% only. Despite this our North Korean uunu-munu chocolate buddy, Kim Jong-un alias 'the Hitler of Asia' is not a happy man. Now the failed N/korean athletes would be sent to work in coal mines. Had it not been the pressure, the athletes could have bettered themselves. Now think of India.
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