Ancient Korean sport receives joint UNESCO award

Ssireum or Korean wrestling is the first cultural activity practised by both North and South Koreas to get the award.

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    A sport that has been enjoyed for thousands of years in the Korean Peninsula has just received a joint UNESCO listing.

    Ssireum or traditional Korean wrestling is the first cultural activity practised by both North and South Koreas to get the award.

    Al Jazeera's U-Jean Jung reports from Andong, South Korea.


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