Wednesday, July 26, 2006

And the Final Teams Are...

Korea 6 (Albert Hong, Tae Hyun Ahn, Seo Hee Im)
versus
Slovakia (Matej Cibik, Lubomir Svacina, Vratko Strmen)

In a spellbinding semi-final round, Korea 6 (with a 4-3 decision against the Czech Republic), made Youth Forum history by becoming the first team from Asia to become finalists. Tomorrow, in Brasov, they will be trying to take that a step further and take the KPD World Championship Trophy for a first ever journey to Korea. However, it won't be easy! Slovakia (with a 5-2 decision against Croatia) will be trying to claim its second Championship title since their win in Slovakia Youth Forum 2002. The final certainly promises to be a tense and excellent debate.

On a sidenote, neither team will be prepping too much, given the annual country expo that is planned for tonight. Aside from the kitsch party, the country expo may just be the most anticipated social event of the Forum. International food, drinks, music, and debaters singing national songs, is there a better way to relax after the World Championships? I know this blogger is excited to see what the new attending countries have brought to share. I hear the Netherlands has brought samples of what makes them a most popular tourist destination . . . I was talking about clogs of course. What were you thinking about?

4 comments:

zwo said...

I thought that 2002 runners up where somewhere from the Central Asia. Uzbekistan, I guess... Anyone remembers? Jurate :D?

Ana said...

:) I am with Slovakia!

Kajar said...

Tulips and windmills?

Noel said...

I believe Jurate's right (as usual) and that a team from Uzbekistan was the runners up in 2002. I will have to check the IDEA archives.