– North and South Korea agreed that athletes from the DPRK will be able to speak in four sports at the winter Olympics, reported Thursday the South Korean media, citing the head of the organizing Committee of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang Lee Hee-Bohm.
According to him, North Korean athletes will participate in competitions in pair figure skating, Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and women’s hockey.
Lee Hee-Beom said that the representatives of Pyongyang and Seoul agreed on this issue in the course of business negotiations that were held yesterday in the village of Panmunjom located in the demilitarized zone between the two Korean States.
Earlier it was reported that representatives of the two countries agreed to put on the Olympics, the United women’s hockey team. According to the South Korean Minister of national unification Cho Myung-Gyun, in the female national team of South Korea in hockey can be included “five to six” North Korean athletes.
Before Seoul and Pyongyang also agreed to the delegation of South Korea and North Korea at the opening ceremony of the Olympic games were held together under the banner of “unified Korea”.
The Olympic games will be held from 9 to 25 February in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang.