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North Korea Promotes Basketball As 'An Important Project'

"We must rush to elevate the sport to global levels," North Korea's official newspaper reportedly stated this week. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a well-known love for the sport.
A joint China-North Korea basketball game in Pyongyang in October. Source: Kim Won-Jin

Basketball is apparently being embraced by North Korea as a fundamental part of its ideology.

A newspaper there used a "whole page" earlier this week to endorse the sport,.

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