Kanji Inoki, member of the House of Councilors of Japan who is also chief director of the Sports Peace Community Association of Japan and co-chairman of the organizing committee of the Pyongyang International Pro-Wrestling Contest, and his party and players of different countries Friday visited Mangyongdae, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung.
Being briefed on the immortal story about the old home in Mangyongdae where the President was born, they looked round the historic relics preserved at the old home.
They also toured various gymnasiums of the sports village in Chongchun Street.
They paid tribute to the mosaic depicting President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il coming out to the venue of the inaugural ceremony of Chongchun Street and were briefed on the monument to their revolutionary activities.
They were deeply impressed to visit various gymnasiums in the sports village which were successfully rebuilt as a comprehensive center for sports and culture as required by the new century and are making a positive contribution to the development of the country’s sports and the exchange of sports with various countries of the world.
Pro-wrestlers watched demonstrations of Judo and wrestling of young people of the DPRK engrossed in training with the resolution to glorify the dignity and honor of Juche Korea and had joint trainings with them at the Combat Sports Gymnasium.
They deepened the friendship while playing a tug of war and arm wrestle with young people of the DPRK. And they also exhibited their physical fitness by pulling a bus.
They also visited the Okryu Children’s Hospital and the Munsu Water Park.