More Than a Game: When North Korea Meets S. Korea at Olympic Ping- Pong
Borowiec, Steven, The Christian Science Monitor
South Korea prevailed over North Korea in Olympic ping-pong today. It's one of the few contests between the bitter rivals where they're fairly evenly matched.
North Korea and South Korea may be bookends when it comes to their economies. But table tennis is another matter - especially on the global stage of the Olympics.
Since the days of the famous "ping-pong diplomacy" that helped thaw relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China in the 1970s, table tennis matches haven't been typically been seen as significant international events. But any contest between North and South Korea is special. And Saturday's Olympic match in London - in …
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Publication information: Article title: More Than a Game: When North Korea Meets S. Korea at Olympic Ping- Pong. Contributors: Borowiec, Steven - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 4, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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