DPRK top leader watches football match at renovated May Day Stadium
PYONGYANG, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)Kim Jong Un watched a women's football match on Tuesday here at the newly renovated May Day Stadium, the official KCNA news agency reported Wednesday.
The match was between women's national football team and the Wolmido team, with the former beating the latter 9:0.
Kim was satisfied with the fact that the stadium was remodeled as "an icon of the sports facilities in the country" and a world-class stadium on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the Korean Workers' Party, which marked its 69th anniversary on Oct. 10.
Kim said the DPRK people showed great interest in the 17th Asian Games and the country is now witnessing a craze for sports and physical training. He then gave instructions for turning the stadium into a sports center to better improve the people's cultural life.
A ceremony was held on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the remodeling of the stadium, which is now able to accommodate about 150,000 people, according to KCNA.
Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and chairman of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, addressed the ceremony. He called for building more facilities and organizing more mass sports activities across the country to benefit the people.
A number of senior officials including Choe Ryong Hae and Hwang Pyong So, director general of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, also watched Tuesday's football match.
Editor: Fu Peng
English.news.cn 2014-10-29 14:10:13