Fighting Fit

Kim Guam Cho - Taekwondo World Champion
North Korea is a country which has been in the headlines for a number of reasons recently - and Sport hasn't been one of them.

Yet Korea has given the world one of its toughest Olympic disciplines - the martial art of Taekwondo. 

"The way of the foot and the fist" is practiced throughout the communist state, as Al Jazeera's Tony Cheng reports from Pyongyang.

Assyrian Dream

Assyrians cheering on their football team.
They compete in the Swedish third division, yet the football players of Assyriska have the weight of a nation on their shoulders.

They represent Assyrians throughout the world. Assyria may no longer be a country, but as Sportsworld's Joanna Gasiorowska found out, every weekend the Swedish town of Södertälje is the focal point for over 2 million Assyrian people.

Comeback Quest

 Lindsay Davenport
For almost a decade she was one of the best players in womens tennis. Last year Lindsay Davenport took a break from the sport while she had a baby, Now the former World number one is back!

The 3-time grand slam winner looked like she’d never been away, as she strode to victory in her comeback tournament in Bali.

Sportsworld's Wayne Hay caught up with Davenport to talk about motherhood, regrets and her aim of winning a second Olympic gold medal.

Learning Lessons

Chinese women softball players, in America to learn from the undisputed best.
With the Olympics looming next summer in Beijing, the Chinese authorities are anxious for their teams to do well in as many sports as possible.

They are the world leaders in diving and gymnastics, and medal contenders in various other areas. But, there’s one sport where America are the undisputed best, and the Chinese are determined to learn from the best.

Al Jazeera’s Brendan Connor reports.

This episode of Sportsworld aired from Monday 24th September 2007.

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