posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:40 PM
Upon returning home, gold medal athletes like Kim Un-Guk and An Gum-Ae would be rewarded with handsome prize money, an apartment, a car, and
additional perks like refrigerators and television sets.
But poor performances, especially losing to their archenemy nations like the United States or South Korea, have consequences. Rumors of athletes
being sent directly to labor camps upon arriving home are not confirmed, but it is a common procedure to open "review meetings" after the sports
events in which participants "assess" their own and each other's games, said Kim Yo-Han.
If during that process the person is determined "disloyal" to their Dear Leader, the athlete is likely to be expelled from the sports organization and
at times sent to labor camps.
Reminds me of the sixties were Russian's that did not do well went to gulags...just a rumor.
edit on 3-8-2012 by nighthawk1954 because: (no reason given)