KBC has long supported sports as a means to building business contacts between the DPRK and the world. (See our 2006 golf event in Pyongyang.) So we were pleased to read this in Reuters:
A Canadian man behind a series of trips to North Korea by basketball hall of famer Dennis Rodman is organizing an ice hockey tournament that may draw former National Hockey League (NHL) players to the isolated country.
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This comes at a time when Canada and North Korea are not on good terms, what with the sentencing of a Canadian pastor to a life sentence with hard labor recently being given. The game could be an opportunity for some high ranking official from Ottawa to fly over and bring the pastor back, as is the usual plan when Westerners are detained and sentenced to long prison sentences in the DPRK, but we're not holding our breath.