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Seoul invited Pyongyang to create more unified teams for the 2020 Olympics

24.08.2018 123 просмотров

This was stated in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. According to the head of the department, To Chung-hwan, this issue was discussed in detail with North Korean partners.

It was about intensifying the bilateral dialogue on creating unified teams to perform in a greater number of disciplines. The sports departments of the two countries already have a positive experience of such cooperation. At the Asian Games, which are currently taking place in Indonesia, North and South Korean athletes compete as a single team in six disciplines. In addition, at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the athletes of the two countries marched as a single team under a unified flag. 

The warming of relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea has noticeably intensified the sports dialogue between the states. In early July, the mixed basketball team of South Korea visited Pyongyang, where she played a number of friendly matches.

After that, North Korean tennis players showed good results at a sports table tennis tournament held in Daejeon, South Korea. And in August North Korean football players to take part in the amateur team tournament.

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