While a lot of Olympic players cannot wait to receive a warm welcome back in their home country, the athletes from North Korea and Zimbabwe are dreading their return.
The dictator Kim Jong of North Korea has taken the decision to make them work in coal mines after they return to the country along with their family members. In fact, their ration cards will also be forfeited which means they won’t be able to make any food purchases.
The players were given a target of five gold medals and they have won only two. Their rival country South Korea has won 7 gold with a total of 21.
Such is the rivalry that a North Korean is freaked out because she got a selfie clicked with one of the South Korean players. Even though she has won a medal, she might just be standing for a death punishment.
While the entire scenario in North Korea is appalling, something similar is brewing up in Zimbabwe.
The athletes in Zimbabwe have been ordered an arrest for not winning the medals in the Rio Olympics 2016.
Reports say that Robert met Augustine Chihuri, Zimbabwe Police Republic’s Commissioner General and asked him to imprison the athletes immediately, soon after their arrival at Harare International Airport.
“We have wasted the country’s money on these rats we call athletes. If you are not ready to sacrifice and win even copper or brass medals (referring the 4th and 5th positions) as our neighbors Botswana did, then why do you go to waste our money”
The two scenarios are drawing very depressing contradictions. Afterall, Games like these were evolved to promote united world peace and spirit of sportsmanship and not such painful repercussions.
While it could be a country’s private concern, but the unjustified action needs to be brought in the light of United Nations because this is pretty much an offence to humanity. Too harsh!