Koreas will discuss joint candidature 2032 Olympic Games early 2019

North and South Korea still have the ambition to organize the Olympic Games in 2032 together.

The South Korean Minister of Sports Do Jong-hwan confirmed that, on 15 February 2019 North and South Korea will continue to meet with the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland. According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, both Korean sports ministers will travel to Europe to speak with IOC president Thomas Bach.

Despite current international sanctions against North Korea due to the nuclear program, athletes from the communist regime of Kim Jong-un were allowed to participate in the Winter Games in South Korean Pyeongchang last winter.

At the opening ceremony, both Koreas formed one front, while in the ice hockey a joint women’s team was raised. The Korean neighbouring countries will also combine teams for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

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