Niklas Swanström quoted in Swedish media on the return of North Korea’s football star
January 2, 2024: Niklas Swanström, ISDP’s Executive Director, was quoted in Swedish media on the return of North Korea’s football star.
After years in the international football spotlight, North Korean player Han Kwan-Song disappeared seemingly without trace in Rome 2021. Now he is back in the North Korean national team – but his disappearance remains a mystery.
“One can draw strong parallels with the Soviet Union and East Germany, using sport and athletes to project a positive message,” says Niklas Swanström.