Envoys from Koreas Exchange Visits Ahead of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Patrice Gainsbourg
Janeiro 23, 2018

They are due to be accompanied by 24 coaches and officials and 21 media representatives.

The criticism has come even as the recent thaw in inter-Korean relations was initiated by the North, not the South.

They then went on to burn the Korean Peninsula flag, the North Korean flag and a photo of Kim Jong-un.

"The Olympic spirit is about respect, dialogue and understanding", Bach added following the announcement in Lausanne.

A Gallup Korea opinion poll last week cited the issue as the primary reason why the approval rating of President Moon Jae-in had dropped to 67 per cent.

Hyon is the leader of Pyongyang's all-female Moranbong Band, which was hand-picked by Kim.

In the agreement approved on Saturday, 12 North Korean women's hockey players are to join their neighbors in a united roster playing in special uniforms with a Korean song as their anthem.

Only 22 players will be able to participate in each game.

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The two Koreas have been exchanging communication under the name of South Korean Minister of Unification Cho Myoung-gyon and chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) Ri Son Gwon.

Short Track Speed Skating: The IOC allocated two additional quota places to the NOC of the DPRK in short track speed skating to allow two male athletes (JONG Kwang-bom - 1500m and CHOE Un-song - 500m) to compete at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. During the Day of the Sun parade in April last year, marking the birth of the nation's founder, thousands of soldiers could be seen marching in formation alongside military hardware, balloons and enormous crowds.

On Tuesday South Korea will send an inspection team to the North to prepare for joint sports training and joint cultural events to be held prior to the Olympics at the North's Masikryong Ski Resort and Mount Kumgang.

Song said a North Korean presence at the Pyeongchang Olympics would make the peace-themed opening and closing ceremonies more meaningful, but it would be impossible to introduce new elements into the ceremonies this late.

Pyongyang also agreed to send a 140-member art troupe, including an orchestra, singers and dancers, for concerts in Seoul and Gangnueng during next month's spectacle in PyeongChang.

8, 1948 is the date on which North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung founded the Korean People's Army (KPA).

The two Koreas agreed to have their athletes parade together under a single flag during the opening ceremony and to have their athletes compete as one team in women's hockey.

But President Moon Jae-In's peace efforts have met a backlash at home, with many accusing him of using athletes for political purposes and making too many concessions to his hostile neighbour.

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