|calendar>>October 3. 2013 Juche 102|
Remodeled Pyongyang Indoor Stadium Opens
| Pyongyang, October 3 (KCNA) -- The Pyongyang Indoor Stadium has been remodeled into an all-event stadium and mass sports service center.
It has at least 12,000 seats for spectators and can host basketball, volleyball, table tennis and various other sports events. It has also training grounds, bedrooms, dining halls, etc.
The stadium that has been remodeled as befits a highly civilized socialist nation will make contributions to developing the country's sports, and to the physical training of school youth and children and other people.
An opening ceremony took place on Thursday.
Present there were Pak Pong Ju, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Ki Nam and other senior party, state and army officials, model builders who took part in the remodeling project, officials and employees of the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports and the stadium, players, coaches and members of the cheering parties taking part in the National Sports Contest of Provincial Teams and working people and youth and students in Pyongyang.
Pak Pong Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the DPRK Cabinet, made an opening speech.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un unfolded a plan for giving a facelift to the stadium, which is associated with the leadership feats of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and contributed to the development of the country's sports and the cultural and emotional life of the working people, as required by the new century, and wisely led the work to do so, the speaker said.
He called on all officials and other people to pay deeper social attention to the sports, raise the hot wind of sports across the country through mass sports activities and thus glorify forever the undying feats of the WPK which has provided the people with the best base for sports and cultural life.
At the end of the ceremony the participants went round the stadium.
They watched matches of the National Sports Contest of Provincial Teams.
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