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South Korea and North Korea agreed with the IOC the participation of North Korean athletes in the 2018 Olympics

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Representatives of South Korea and North Korea agreed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the participation of North Korean athletes in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.


This statement was made by the head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, at the headquarters of the organization in Lausanne.

This decision was made following a meeting of representatives of the DPRK and South Korea, the Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee and the IOC, which took place on Saturday. The total number of the DPRK delegation at the upcoming Olympics will be 46 people (22 of them are athletes). The head of the IOC announced that the decision to allocate additional quotas for North Korean athletes was made on an exceptional basis.

"I am pleased to announce that DPRK athletes will take part in the Olympic Games," Bach said.

Also The head of the IOC noted that the IOC approved the joint passage of the delegations of the DPRK and South Korea at the opening ceremony of the Games. "The IOC has agreed to the participation of athletes from both countries under the same flag at the opening ceremony called Korea," said Bach.
The parties also agreed on the participation of the combined women's hockey team of the DPRK and South Korea at the 2018 Games.

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