The entire 1966 North Korean World Cup soccer squad were arrested and thrown into a concentration camp for failing to bring about national glory. See here.
The British news site “THE SUN” documents the plight of ‘underperforming’ athletes in the socialist hellhole.
Detainees who underperform at international sports competitions–and their coaches–face the prospect of lengthy or even lifelong confinement in prison and work camps.
Many accounts describe torture, starvation, and inmates trapping mice and insects for survival food.