N Korean defectors train for Olympic fight

Judo expert Lee Chang Soo trains sons in South Korea, hoping they will beat competitors from country he left.

    Politics prevented North Korean judo expert Lee Chang Soo from representing his country at the Olympics until he eventually defected.

    Defeat to a South Korean athlete in 1990 saw him punished with hard labour in a coal mine; his then pregnant girlfriend was forced to have an abortion so he could focus on his sport.

    Now, he lives in South Korea where he hopes his sons can achieve what he could not.

    Victory for one of his sons over a North Korean, he says, would be revenge.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.