Sports and Amusement Games for June 15 Prize Held

Pyongyang, June 16 (KCNA) — Volleyball and sports amusement games for the June 15 Prize were held at the Ryugyong Jong Ju Yong Gymnasium on the bank of the River Pothong in Pyongyang Thursday.

Participating in the games were representatives of authorities and non-governmental organizations of the north and the south and representatives of the overseas side attending the grand festival for reunification to mark the anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration. The games proceeded amidst the enthusiastic cheering by people from all walks of life and students in Pyongyang.

The participants in the games were divided into “Uri” and “Hana” teams.

The players of both teams gave a good account of themselves in the games, pooling their skills and wisdom as Koreans and displaying team spirit.

Supporters seemed to breathe the same breath with the contesters. They broke into enthusiastic cheers, beating drums and gongs as if to shake the gymnasium whenever points were scored. They loudly chanted slogans “We are one”, “By our nation itself”, “National reunification”, etc.

While the games were under way, acrobats staged exciting and breath-taking numbers including “Foot Trick” and “Cylinder Rolling” and interludes to the delight of the spectators.

Then followed colorful sports and amusement games such as man and woman running in a ring while kicking an oval ball, blindfolded player running to the turn and coming back to the sound of wooden clappers made by another player of the same team, man and woman running with a ball between their backs and tug-of-war.

At the end of the games, the representatives of the north and the south and overseas sides danced to the tune of the song “A Reunification Train Runs.”

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