The 46th National Schoolchildren’s Sports Contest for Sobaeksu Prize opened with due ceremony at the Basketball Gymnasium in Chongchun Street Wednesday.
The contest will bring together ace members of sports groups of schools that won in provincial preliminaries throughout the country. They will compete in over 10 events including basketball, Taekwon-Do, Ssirum and skiing.
Present at the opening ceremony were Choe Hwi, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission, Kim Jong Su, first vice-minister of Physical Culture and Sports, officials of the youth league and youth and students.
There was an opening address at the ceremony.
After the ceremony, there was a men’s basketball match between Kang Pan Sok Senior Middle School and Kim Ju Hyok Senior Middle School in Mangyongdae District.