calendar>>October 5. 2014 Juche 103
Sportspersons Enthusiastically Welcomed by Pyongyangites upon Their Return Home
Pyongyang, October 5 (KCNA) -- The DPRK's group of players and the delegation of the DPRK Olympic Committee Sunday flew back here after participating in the 17th Asian Games.

Sportspersons of the DPRK bagged 36 medals including 11 gold medals in the Asian Games.

As the plane landed, the crowd enthusiastically welcomed the players.

The players were greeted by Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Phyong Hae, Ro Tu Chol, and Kim Yong Jin, vice-premier of the Cabinet,, Kim Su Gil, chief secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ryom Chol Song, O Kum Chol and Ri Jong Mu, generals of the Korean People's Army, chairmen of the associations of the relevant events, senior officials of supporter units, and officials concerned.

Sportspersons, working people and families of players put garlands around their necks and gave bouquets to them.

The players paid tribute to the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.

Pyongyangites with DPRK flags and flowers in their hands warmly congratulated the players along the route from the entrance of Ryonmot-dong to Ryonghung Crossroads and Kumsong, Chilsongmun, Changjon Crossroads and other streets.

A large group of open cars carrying women footballers arrived at the entrance of Ryonmot-dong.

The moment, cheers "Admirable" "Welcome" and "Congratulations" burst forth and streets turned into a sea of flowers.

Dependable women footballers made reunions with working people of the capital city, recalling the days they played matches with minds of all service personnel and people.

When the car group entered Ryonghung Crossroads via Jangsan Street, the atmosphere of welcome ran higher.

Many students and people warmly welcomed players who glorified the dignity and honor of the country with high football technique, enthusiastically waving flowers and dancing.

When the car group entered Kaesonmun and Chilsongmun streets via the Arch of Triumph the crowed raised stormy cheers.

When the car group entered route along the Chollima Statue, Changjon Street and Kim Il Sung Square, the welcome of the crowd reached climax. It passed through the Pyongyang Grand Theater, Yonggwang Street, plaza of Pyongyang Railway Station and route of Chollima Street. It headed to Mansu Hill through Pothong Gate.

The sportspersons laid a floral basket and bouquets before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and paid tribute to them.

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