Athletes from North and South Korea together will be held at the opening of the Games
Ice hockey teams of North and South, Coretta: epa/vostock-photo
– At the Olympics in Pyeongchang will deliver two dozen athletes from the DPRK, said the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.
“22 athletes from North Korea will perform in three sports and five disciplines,” said Bach after a meeting of representatives of North and South Korea to Lausanne.
He confirmed that the athletes of South and North Korea will perform in the same team.
To accompany the athletes from North Korea will have 24 officials. At the opening of the Olympic athletes of the two countries will be held under the same name “Korea” and under one flag. Also during the Olympics will make the United women’s hockey team of the two countries.
After the application of Bach on the format of participation of the DPRK in the Olympics the participants signed a Declaration on the participation of athletes from North Korea with South.
January 9, the negotiations between the DPRK and South Korea, it was announced plans by Pyongyang to send to the winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang “a delegation of high rank”.