Olympic Torch To Visit The Land Of The Mass Games

The Olympic torch relay will have a leg in Pyongyang on April 28, its 18th.

Xinhua reports a pre-leg reception held at the Chinese embassy in the North Korean capital this week with duly hospitable expressions of how the event will promote cooperation and exchange between the two countries, demonstrate their traditional friendship etc, etc, etc…  All very old school.

Park Hak Seon, chairman of North Korea’s National Olympic Committee, is quoted as saying, “The committee will try its best to ensure the torch relay in Pyongyang is the smoothest and safest one.” As if there is any chance it wouldn’t be.

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