December 06, 2023

Preparations underway for October mass games, North Korean media says

Despite gearing up for the games, the DPRK will likely keep up its ban on foreign tourists, one tour company said

Update at 17:20 KST: This article has been updated to include further quotes from a travel industry insider.

North Korea is preparing for a large-scale gymnastics and propaganda event celebrating the ruling party's founding anniversary this upcoming October, according to a report from DPRK state media this week.