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Basketball Friendlies Bring Two Koreas Together

Basketball Friendlies Bring Two Koreas Together

농구로 하나 된 남-북

South and North Korea joined forces for two days of friendly basketball matches in Pyongyang.

South and North Korea joined forces for two days of friendly basketball matches in Pyongyang.

남북 농구선수들이 한 마음으로 한반도 평화와 번영의 슛을 던졌다!

It was the first inter-Korean basketball match in 15 years amid a warming of relations between the two Koreas.

It was the first inter-Korean basketball match in 15 years amid a warming of relations between the two Koreas.

남북관계 훈풍 속 지난 2003년 이후, 15년 만에 다시 열린 "남북통일농구경기"

The "Unification Basketball Games" were the result of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's proposal during the inter-Korean summit in Apr.

The "Unification Basketball Games" were the result of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's proposal during the inter-Korean summit in Apr.

지난 4.27 정상회담에서 "축구보다 농구부터 하자"던 '농구광' 김정은 위원장의 제안이 현실화된 것.

Friendly matches were held on Jul. 4 and 5, in commemoration of the Jul. 4 Inter-Korean Joint Declaration*.<br>
*The first inter-Korean declaration since the division that agreed on principles for unification

Friendly matches were held on Jul. 4 and 5, in commemoration of the Jul. 4 Inter-Korean Joint Declaration*.
*The first inter-Korean declaration since the division that agreed on principles for unification

1972년 7·4 남북공동성명**의 의미를 되새겨 7월 4일과 5일 이틀간 열렸는데...
(**7.4 남북공동성명: 남과 북이 분단 후 처음으로 통일과 관련한 원칙을 합의한 성명)

On the first day, games were between teams named "Peace" and "Prosperity," comprised of players from both sides of the border.

On the first day, games were between teams named "Peace" and "Prosperity," comprised of players from both sides of the border.

대회 첫날, 선수들은 남과 북이 아닌 '평화팀', '번영팀'으로 나뉘어 한데 섞여 코트를 누볐고,

On the second day, the two Koreas competed against each other divided by color only - red and blue.

On the second day, the two Koreas competed against each other divided by color only - red and blue.

둘째 날에는 청팀(남측), 홍팀(북측)으로 나뉘어 친선경기를 펼쳤다.

"The games made me realize that we are of one race"<br>
- S. Korean player LEE Seung-hyun

"The games made me realize that we are of one race"
- S. Korean player LEE Seung-hyun

"이번 대회를 통해 우리가 한민족이라는 것을 느꼈다"
-이승현, 남한 남자 농구 국가대표

"A unified Korean team in an international match will be able to showcase to the world the wisdom and spirit of the Korean people"<br>
- N. Korean player RI Jong-ok

"A unified Korean team in an international match will be able to showcase to the world the wisdom and spirit of the Korean people"
- N. Korean player RI Jong-ok

"단일팀으로 나가게 된다면 국제경기에서 조국과 민족의 슬기와 기상을 온 세상에 떨칠 것이라고 확신합니다."
-리정옥, 북한 여자 농구 국가대표

The games were less about win or lose and more about unity through sport. The Koreas will play another game in Seoul during the fall.

The games were less about win or lose and more about unity through sport. The Koreas will play another game in Seoul during the fall.

승패를 떠나 남북이 하나가 됐던 통일농구경기! 올 가을, 서울에서 다시 한 번 열릴 예정인데...

Basketball exchanges are paving the way towards an era of peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Basketball exchanges are paving the way towards an era of peace on the Korean Peninsula.

지름 25cm의 농구공 하나가 남북을 이어주는 평화의 마중물이 되고 있다.

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Basketball Friendlies Bring Two Koreas Together
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South and North Korea joined forces for two days of friendly basketball matches in Pyongyang.
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It was the first inter-Korean basketball match in 15 years amid a warming of relations between the two Koreas.
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The "Unification Basketball Games" were the result of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's proposal during the inter-Korean summit in Apr.
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Friendly matches were held on Jul. 4 and 5, in commemoration of the Jul. 4 Inter-Korean Joint Declaration*.<br>
*The first inter-Korean declaration since the division that agreed on principles for unification
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On the first day, games were between teams named "Peace" and "Prosperity," comprised of players from both sides of the border.
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On the second day, the two Koreas competed against each other divided by color only - red and blue.
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"The games made me realize that we are of one race"<br>
- S. Korean player LEE Seung-hyun
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"A unified Korean team in an international match will be able to showcase to the world the wisdom and spirit of the Korean people"<br>
- N. Korean player RI Jong-ok
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The games were less about win or lose and more about unity through sport. The Koreas will play another game in Seoul during the fall.
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Basketball exchanges are paving the way towards an era of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
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