N Korea offers talks on sending art troupe to Olympics

N Korea offers talks on sending art troupe to Olympics

N Korea offers talks on sending art troupe to Olympics

Reuters reported on Friday that South Korea has offered to combine their women's ice hockey team with North Korea's team, with the team competing jointly.

This undated file photo provided by South Korean figure skater Kim Kyu-eun shows figure skaters from South and North Korea together.

This offer comes on the heels of a landmark deal between the warring nations that allows North Korea to send a delegation of athletes, fans, and high-ranking government officials to the South for the upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang.

North Korea boycotted the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, meaning Pyeongchang will be the first Olympics they have attended in the South. (AFP) KIS.

Yonhap said South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Hockey Federation for permission to expand the roster of its women's hockey team, to bring in North Korean players.

For the Pyeongchang hockey competition, Roh said South Korea wouldn't cut home-grown players from its squad in favour of North Koreans.

The official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea on January 4, 2018. The two teams even played each other, with the South defeating the North 3-0 in division play.

Jarrod Agen, Pence's deputy chief of staff, said Pence would travel to the Olympics "to reinforce the strong US presence on the Korean Peninsula and send a clear message of American resolve to the North Korean regime".

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