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North Korean coach offers electrifying excuse

North Korean coach offers electrifying excuse

Originally Published: June 30, 2011
By Sarah Spain

After his team fell to the United States 2-0 in its World Cup opener, North Korea's coach offered up one of the most original sports excuses of all time. Kim Kwang Min said it lost because several of his players were struck by lightning almost a month ago. It was the first anyone had heard of the incident, which Kim claimed took place on June 8 during training in Pyongyang.

North Korea played the U.S. tight in the first half, but the Americans scored twice in the second for the win. ...

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