How authoritarian states 'win' internationally

The kind of athletes North Korea and China sent to the recently concluded Asian Games are simply not found in the west.

The 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea (or South Korea) concluded over the weekend – not that you would know about it given the lack of reporting of what is a forty-five nation Olympic Committee-sanctioned event in the region.

If Australia was included as it should be – given that the ‘Asian Games’ invites countries as far away as the Middle East – then we would see the results on our back page.

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