Asian Games: North Korea retracts decision to send cheerleaders
Published on Aug 28, 2014 11:27 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea said Thursday it would not send any cheerleaders to accompany its athletes at next month's Asian Games in South Korea.
The decision was announced by Son Kwang-Ho, vice-president of North Korea's National Olympic Committee, according to the South's Yonhap news agency.
"We have decided not to send a cheerleading squad," Son said in a statement broadcast by Pyongyang's state TV monitored by Yonhap.
He accused Seoul of treating North Korean cheerleaders as a political propaganda tool.
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