Sunday, March 05, 2006

They came, they played, they lost, they went home.

UPdate: I don't know what is wrong with the quote below- some of it apparently is the same color as the background (no, I didn't do that). If you really want to read it- highlight it.

Apparently, the games went off without a hitch. I mentioned that the North Korean hockey team would come to Gangwondo and I didn't want to leave people hanging. I'm still upset that there was no Gangneung game and I didn't go to Chuncheon so my only comment is the newspaper article makes the game sound like a real lovefest.


All in all, it was more like a festival than a competitive match. Throughout the entire three periods at the Euiam Ice Rink, a band played music from the two Koreas and, after the match ended, all the spectators stood with arms around each other's shoulders and sang along with the band. It was North Korea's first performance outside its territory since the 1990 Winter Asian Games in Sapporo, Japan.

The previous day, both teams, comprising college and club all-stars, formed two joint teams, Uri and Hana, meaning "our" and "one" for a mixed match.

5 comments:

Nathan B. said...

Brian, I can't see more than half your quotation. The last line I can see is truncated horizontally. If I hit the refresh button, I can see the full quote for a fraction of a second.

kwandongbrian said...

Yes. I'm not sure what to do. If you highlight it, you can read the whole thing. Also, spellcheck has been doing some interesting things when I try to make corrections.

Nathan B. said...

Hi Brian,

I'm at work now, and I can see it from here without any problems.

kwandongbrian said...

It's crazy! I added an update note to the post and now there's no need for the update.

Nathan B. said...

Curious! Do you know that I went home yesterday, and had no trouble viewing the quote from my home computer? And now today I can't see the quote without highlighting it from my work computer! Your update appears worthwhile afterall.