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22 January 2018, 02:18 | Floyd Cook
North Korea to send 22 athletes to Winter Games
The IOC says that the Korean athletes will compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics and both Korean teams will march together in the opening ceremony.
"The US, in collusion with Canada, created the scene of war simulation by summoning the foreign ministers' meeting of the countries participated in the Korean War", Xinhua quoted an official from the North Korean Foreign Ministry as saying.
The number of Russian athletes eligible to take part at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been reduced from a pool of 500 to 389, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
The upcoming Olympics, which are the 23rd Winter Games, will take place in South Korea's PyeongChang on February 9-25, 2018.
The delegation will compete in three sports and five disciplines.
The IOC approves the request of the NOCs of ROK and DPRK to have their delegations marching together as one under the name "Korea" at the Opening Ceremony.
The two Koreas will march under a unified Korea flag, and will field a joint women's ice hockey team.
Special exemptions were made to the tournament quotas to allow North Korean participation.
Ms Hyon Song Wol, leader of the North's all-female Moranbong Band, was supposed to lead the delegation on the two-day trip. North Korea reportedly suspended talks. The remaining candidates will be cleared to participate if they pass additional screening such as "further pre-Games tests and reanalysis from stored samples", the International Olympic Committee said.
The two sides also agreed to pursue closer inter-Korean ties and exchange as well as hold military talks to defuse tension on the peninsula.
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