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Athletes from North Korea and South Korea will march under a unified flag at the opening ceremonies of next month’s 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the South said Wednesday. The agreement to team up comes after the first major diplomatic talks between the two nations began earlier this month. In addition to marching under the “unified Korea” flag, the two countries will come together to form a women’s hockey team comprised of players from both nations. Ski teams from both countries will also train together at a resort in North Korea. The agreement between Seoul and Pyongyang is a major step for the two countries, which have been locked in an increasingly tense standoff as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continues nuclear and missile tests. It’s also a win for South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, who was elected under a promise to pursue diplomatic solutions to his country’s problems with its northern neighbor. Last June, he first suggested a unified team of North and South Koreans for the upcoming Games.
originally posted by: Mike Stivic
a reply to: Groot
And when one of those combined teams loses due to an error by the south Koreans watch lil kimmie throw a hissy and use it as proof north Koreans are genetically superior..
Also if I was a south Korean athlete I would be terrified at the thought of training in north Korea.
Plenty of opportunities for foul play. ..
It looks good on the surface but this decision can backfire..
Sorry for the debbie downer post..