'Dear respected' Kim inspires N.KoreansReported by France 24 on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 (on July 10, 2012)
He lacks the toned physique of an Olympian but "dear respected" leader Kim Jong-Un will be the inspiration when North Korea's athletes go for gold at the London Olympics.
North Korea are aiming for a record number of medals in London in what would be a timely boost for Kim, the new face of the country's ruling dynasty and its all-pervasive personality cult.
The portly young man in his late twenties is just months into his reign after the death of his father Kim Jong-Il, the guiding light for the North's athletes at previous Games.
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