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Exclusive: N. Korean Sports Official Dismisses Purge Rumor

A high-level North Korean sports figure rumored to have been purged by the government has told VOA that the media speculation is “completely absurd.” Chang Ung, a North Korean representative to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was on the list of high-ranking officials who might have been purged by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to recent media reports. One South Korean daily said Chang missed a recent meeting where Kim greeted athletes who won gold medals at the...

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