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Missing the Olympics is a ‘minor nuisance’ for North Korea, with claims of medal success likely despite absence, expert says – ABC News

North Korea’s non-attendance at the Tokyo Olympics will not stop Kim Jong-un’s regime from claiming and celebrating gold medals at home, according to a leading…

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North Korea’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics will not stop Kim Jong-un’s regime from claiming and celebrating gold medals at home, according to a leading expert on the country.

  • The North Korean Olympic Committee says its team will not go to this year’s Olympics in order to protect athletes from coronavirus
  • The decision has ended hopes of a unified Korean Olympic team in Tokyo 
  • The last time North Korea missed an Olympics was the Seoul Summer Games in 1988

The regime’s athletes…

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