February 25, 2024

Athletes depart North Korea to compete in 2023 Asian Games in China

State media reports group left capital for multi-sport tournament this month as country continues to normalize travel

North Korea sent a group of athletes to China to compete in the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games, state media reported Saturday, as the DPRK continues to normalize international travel after nearly four years of isolation.

The athletes left Pyongyang via train to compete in the multi-sport tournament from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8, with sports minister Kim Il Guk seeing them off at the capital train station on Sept. 14, the Rodong Sinmun reported