October 01, 2023

North Korean athletes won’t receive Galaxy Note 8 for Olympic participation

Smartphone, which is being given to all PyeongChang participants, could breach UNSC sanctions

Correction at 2120 KST: The final decision not to gift the smartphones was made by the Organising Committee for the PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG), not the Ministry of Unification (MOU). The article has been amended to reflect that fact.

North Korean athletes involved in the upcoming Winter Olympics will not receive a free Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for their participation, sources with knowledge of the issue told NK News on Monday.