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North Korean officials refuse to give complimentary Samsung smartphones to their Olympic athletes

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As a complimentary gift to all Olympians competing in the 'Olympic Games Rio 2016,' South Korea's Samsung provided 12,500 Galaxy S7 smartphones to nearly 11,200 athletes from 206 nations and two independent teams. However, it has been discovered that the athletes on the North Korean team did not receive their complimentary smartphones. 


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According to reports, instead of being gifted to the 31 North Korean athletes, the smartphones provided by Samsung have been withheld by one of the team's managers. Witnesses have claimed in the past that North Korean managers and coaches often confiscate gifts given to their athletes during international competitions. Some have theorized this is the case to limit communication capabilities for their athletes.


What do you think of the country's policies regarding their athletes?

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    daFoolio Monday, August 15, 2016

    dick move... they probably gonna say that they won't use a product of their rival... but keep them and hand them out to their NK buddies back home...

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    ReilaGaze32 Monday, August 15, 2016

    They can't have them learning more about the outside world and what people are really saying and thinking about North Korea.  And feeling appreciated? Please.  The Olympics isn't a place for them to have fun and get gifts. Cell phone are a luxury and a way for the world to corrupt the purity that is North Korea (sarcasm). They got to be outside the country for a while, that's gift enough. They were allowed to talk to other athletes too, and they even let one take a photo with a South Korean athlete. They were just protecting them from the evils of the world and all its decadence.

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    passarodoartico Monday, August 15, 2016

    so sad

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