What it’s like to run the Pyongyang Marathon.
Dennis Rodman is a troll. Before dedicating any more thought to his opinions and politics than you would to those of a subway evangelist, remember that. But that doesn't stop him from being run out on TV and in interviews as an expert in North Korean affairs or racial politics in America. He may just as well start…
On the eve of the World Cup, North Korea's FIFA ranking is holding steady at 137, which sounds pretty bad until you remember that places the North Koreans ahead of fully 70 other countries, unincorporated territories, protectorates and, in the case of No. 177 Curaçao, even an overachieving liqueur. And yet Korea DPR…
In 1995, WCW and NJPW put on a show in front of 190,000 fans in Pyongyang. Over at For The Win, Ric Flair recalls his trip to North Korea.
Despite yesterday's mini-mutiny, the game between the Rodman-led former NBA players and a team of North Korean all-stars went off without a hitch today. The NBAers lost the game, because they'd like to return home, but before tip-off Rodman led the crowd in a serenade of Supreme Leader for his birthday.
Dennis Rodman has been gung-ho about his latest trip to North Korea, a matchup between former NBA players and DPRK all-stars as a "birthday present" for Kim Jong-un. He might be the only one. The Associated Press reports that a number of the players on the trip are expressing second thoughts about going through with…
Dennis Rodman has recruited some allies on his latest basketball diplomacy trip to North Korea. Rodman's team will be playing a team of North Korean all-stars on Wednesday, "a birthday present" for BFF Kim Jong-un.
Dennis Rodman is back visiting his buddy Kim Jong-un on yet another PR trip—PR for Rodman, for the Irish betting company that's sponsoring his trip, and for North Korea itself. It comes days after a massive and deadly purge of perceived challenges to Kim's power, and as an American citizen has languished in a Korean…
The Associated Press just published a story about Dennis Rodman's latest endorsement venture and his untethered blather about what good buds he is with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Read the whole thing here, if you have two minutes for an extra-large helping of starry-eyed banality. Here are some excerpts:
The Masik Pass ski resort is North Korea's latest white elephant. The project took 10 months of labor and will officially open this Thursday for the public, even though most of the citizens can't afford to visit it.
You can click over here to read an account of a week spent with the North Korean national ice hockey team at the IIHF Division III Championships. These photos were just some of the many taken during the weeklong tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, and present a snapshot of the rare North Koreans allowed to leave…
CAPE TOWN, South Africa—This is what a North Korean postgame press conference sounds like:
Even though North Korea is going to blow the world up any day now, the country still hosted an international marathon as part of a national holiday celebrating the birth of its founder, Kim Il-sung.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post misstated one of North Korea's unique scoring rules. Scores within the last three seconds, not minutes, count for eight points. The corrected version is below.
Sean gave Rick Reilly's column a thorough fisking earlier, but here's one more thing. Remember: The conceit is that these are Dennis Rodman's hypothetical reports from present-day global hot spots. Emphasis mine:
Rick Reilly dropped another column today and I figure we should just break it down for everyone because, if you're anything like me, a lot of the higher-brow jokes sometimes goes right over your head. So, we're going to workshop this one.
Since we are talking mid-nineties Bulls players, we are also talking Kim Jong Un. Apparently Dennis Rodman was not the first member of the Chicago juggernaut to meet Kim Jong Un. That honor belongs to...Toni Kukoc? Apparently, so!