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
Pyeongchang’s province borders North Korea.