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N Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang 2018: IOC

August 26, 2019


It’s been confirmed at the International Olympic
Committee that North Korea will be sending 22 athletes to compete in Pyeongchang. Representatives of the two Koreas met with
IOC President Thomas Bach in Switzerland on Saturday and got final approval from the Olympic
governing body. North Korea will send athletes to compete
in figure skating, short track speed skating, cross country skiing and alpine skiing. But in a move that’s caused some controversy,
North Koreans will also compete in women’s ice hockey… on a joint team with South Korea. In Saturday’s talks, the parties agreed that
South Korea will field 23 players for the hockey team and North Korea will add another
12. The team roster won’t be expanded for each
individual game, but the coach will have to play at least three of the North Koreans each
time. South Korea’s culture minister has taken the
IOC’s decision to promote exchanges between the two Koreas as a positive sign. He spoke about the decision on Sunday to the
press. Have a look. (Korean)
“The IOC believes the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics should take place in an atmosphere that upholds
the values of peace, understanding and dialogue. And to make this happen, the two Koreas have
held talks during the last two days. The Olympics will be an important way to promote
bilateral exchanges by the two Koreas’ for their peaceful coexistence… and the prevention
of military confrontation.”

3 Comments

  • Reply Joe Morello January 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Fantastic as always! 🇨🇦😊

  • Reply Hail King Devin January 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    North Korea devil war crime

  • Reply 伊藤博文 January 22, 2018 at 9:29 am

    That's good for you. By the way, none of the G8 leaders will attend this Olympic in Korea. Have a good winter!

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