‘Deep down’: Rivalry between Koreas, Japan transcends sport


GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — There are sports rivalries, and then there’s Korea versus Japan. It’s an often toxic mix of history, much of it violent, and politics with a dose of cultural chauvinism and envy mixed in.

The fierce grudges over historical persecution and a thousand perceived national and cultural slights cannot be untwined from the sports for many Koreans. These swirling emotions are front and centre as a combined team of North and South Koreans plays regional power Japan in women’s hockey.

Both have yet to win a game these Olympics. Both desperately want that win to come against their loathed rival.

…read more

Source:: Nationalpost – News

…read more

Source:: Usa latest news

      

(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *