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Category Archives: Ri Jong Mu (Physical Culture and Sports Minister)

Renovated Pyongyang Sports Factory Reopens

The renovated Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory reopened after a ceremony on June 7 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Choe Ryong Hae (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Sports Equipment Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at men’s basketball games between DPRK and PRC teams DPRK state media reported on June 2 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Medical Oxygen Factory Construction and Watches Basketball

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the construction of an eye hospital in Pyongyang DPRK state media reported on May 30 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading


Jang Song Taek Meets with Japanese Sports Delegation

Jang Song T’aek, Chairman of the DPRK State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission and Vice Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, met a sports delegation from Japan in … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Mongolian President Arrives in Pyongyang and Meets with Kim Yong Nam

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a delegation of senior Mongolian government officials arrived in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) for a four-day visit ending on 31 October.  President Elbegdorj’s visit … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Two Sports Economy Projects Completed

Two construction projects linked to the DPRK’s policy of promoting sports and physical culture were opened in Pyongyang on 3 October (Thursday).  A ceremony was held on Thursday marking the … Continue reading


Pyongyang Hosts Two Sports Competitions

During 12 September to 17 September Pyongyang hosted an international and domestic sports competitions.  The 2013 Asian Cup and Interclub Weightlifting Tournament (under the auspices of the International Weightlifting Federation) … Continue reading

09/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Meets and Watches Basketball Game with Dennis Rodman (updated 9 September)

DPRK state media reported on 6 September (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with retired National Basketball Association [NBA]  player Dennis Rodman.   Also in attendance was Kim … Continue reading

09/07/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Soccer Game Prior to Liberation Day

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a men’s football (soccer) game between the Ryongaksan and Pot’onggang teams at Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Stadium in Pyongyang on 14 August (Wednesday). … Continue reading

08/14/2013 · Leave a comment

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