SKorean parties seek inter-Korean Olympic team

A South Korean lawmaker says her ruling party and its main

opposition have agreed to push for a team of athletes from both

North and South Korea at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Grand National Party lawmaker Lee Doo-ah said Sunday that senior

officials agreed last week to ”try to lay the groundwork” for a

joint inter-Korean team.

Lee said no further details were immediately available.

Tension between the rival Koreas remains high after the North

bombarded a South Korean island last year, killing four people.

The countries haven’t fielded a joint Olympic team before. But

their athletes marched together at the opening of the 2000 and 2004

Summer Olympics.

Pyeongchang’s province borders North Korea.