North Korea likely to participate in Winter Games

first_imgThe 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang, Paralympics mascot Bandabi and the Olympic Rings are displayed at the Gyeongpodae beach in Gangneung, South Korea. File Photo   –  Reuters null Published on COMMENTS The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang, Paralympics mascot Bandabi and the Olympic Rings are displayed at the Gyeongpodae beach in Gangneung, South Korea. File Photo   –  Reuters RELATED January 06, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE 2018 Winter Olympics × North Koreacenter_img Trump says he would be open to talking with North Korean leader South Korea proposes high-level talks with North on Jan 9 North Korea’s representative to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said today that the reclusive nation was “likely to participate” in next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, Kyodo news agency reported. The Japanese news agency said Pyongyang’s IOC representative Chang Ung made the brief comment to reporters during a stopover at Beijing’s international airport.Kyodo said Chang was believed to be travelling to Switzerland, where the IOC is based. It quoted unnamed sources saying the trip may be aimed at meeting with the IOC to discuss the North’s potential participation in the Games at Pyeongchang.North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said in a new year speech that his country wished success for the Olympics, to be held from February 9-25, and would consider sending a delegation. Seoul and organisers are keen for the North to take part to help ease worsening tensions on the Korean peninsula stemming from Kim’s confrontation with the world over his country’s nuclear and missile programmes.The two Koreas have been separated by the world’s most heavily militarised border since the Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953. Kim Jong Un ‘open to dialogue’ with South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said in a new year speech that his country wished success for the Olympics South Korea COMMENT sport Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea could send a delegation to South Korea North Korea triggers 2018 Winter Olympics security scarelast_img read more

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