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International Olympic Committee 'considering joint Korea hockey team'

International Olympic Committee 'considering joint Korea hockey team'

The good news is Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the 23rd winter games next month, is on that list which should leave athletes competing far happier than they were among the slushy ice and bare mountains of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia four years ago.

This offer comes on the heels of a landmark deal between the warring nations that allows North Korea to send a delegation of athletes, fans, and high-ranking government officials to the South for the upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang.

This undated file photo provided by South Korean figure skater Kim Kyu-eun shows figure skaters from South and North Korea together.

A joint march at the opening ceremony would be a stunning statement for the so-dubbed "Peace Olympics", which will open about 80 kms from the heavily fortified Korean border on February 9.

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The women's ice hockey teams in the North and South aren't unfamiliar with each other.

The Torch-bearing opening ceremony took place on 16 December 2017 in Seoul, capital of South Korea, and countries from across the world were represented at the ceremony.

"Even if we have one Korean team in women's hockey, we'll make sure it will not come at the expense of South Korean players", he said, according to Yonhap. The North has yet to respond to that offer as well.

South Korea has qualified skaters in ice dance, men's singles and women's singles.


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