Olympics: North Korea to discuss co-hosting 2018 Games

Olympics: North Korea to discuss co-hosting 2018 Games
Olympics: North Korea to discuss co-hosting 2018 Games
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25 June, 2017

South Korea's new sports minister is pushing to form an inter-Korean women's hockey team ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

A 13-hour time difference between NY and South Korea could actually work to NBC's advantage for showing live events such as skiing and figure skating in USA prime time, Zenkel said, adding that events for US ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin should be a draw.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) announced that K-pop sensation Taeyang is the latest well-known Korean artist to become an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games.

One idea was for North Korea to host some skiing competitions at the Games.

"If North Korean athletes participate in the Pyeongchang Olympics, I think it would greatly contribute in realizing Olympic values, which are about bringing humanity together and promoting world peace", said Moon.

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They were immediately taken to Warmbier. "I can only feel for what the family is going through", he said, shaking his head. Officials could not immediately confirm USA media reports that Warmbier had fallen into a coma during his incarceration.

Do said he hoped North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics would make Pyeongchang a "peace Olympics".

He said he would discuss co-hosting at the Masikryong ski resort with Jang Woong, North Korea's delegate to the IOC.

The suggestion that North Korea could play a part in the organisation of such a global event has created a buzz in the media, with tensions around the democratic state running high following the recent death of an American student after being released from a North Korean prison. The country may ask for a little help, too: from North Korea.

The north's taekwondo team will team up with South Korean athletes this weekend during the opening ceremony of the sport's world championships in Muju, South Korea.

In April, the South Korean women's football team faced the North's players in Pyongyang, while the North Korean women's hockey team took on South Korea at the women's hockey world championships held in the South. However, the country is not known for competing well in Winter Games and was notably absent for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia. But talks broke down and the North boycotted the Games. USA officials arranged for his release last week, but Warmbier arrived home in OH in a coma-like state with severe brain damage.


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