Tackling Escalation | DPRK
In 2018 15 beer league hockey players went to Pyongyang to take on the DPRK national team and promote peace. With them was Olympic champion and hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser. The DPRK is one of the most isolated countries in the world. The organisation Howe international seeks peace trough sports diplomacy, getting westerners to interact with Koreans, in a sport that’s synonymous with fighting and a small slip-up could easily make a few enemies. Sports is a recognized instrument for promoting peace, as it disregards both geographical borders and social classes. Sport has a unique way of forging cross-cultural connections where few previously existed.