Sports Minister: Seoul Mulls Co-Hosting 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics With N Korea

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Today the world is celebrating International Olympic Day as the countdown continues until the start of the 2018 winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Do Jong-hwan, who was appointed minister of culture, sports and tourism last week, plans to discuss the plan with Chang Ung, North Korea's International Olympic Committee representative, at the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju in South Korea's North Jeolla Province.

Among Jong-hwan's ideas are a women's hockey team comprised of both North and South Koreans to compete in the Games.

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program.

Pyeongchang 2018 will discuss plans for North Korea to stage competition during next year's Winter Olympic Games following a suggestion from the Government.

Moon, the son of refugees from North Korea, advocates greater dialogue with their neighbours.

North Korea's numerous missile launches that have been aimed to hit Japan or South Korea are also a concern for many global sports communities, according to The New York Times.

South and North Korea are still formally at war, as no peace treaty was ever signed after the Korean War of 1950-1953.

Speaking after the test, Moon said while he prefers dialog with Pyongyang, such a stance is only possible "if we have strong defense".

South Korea is of course dominant in short track.

North Korea has chose to send its demonstration team to the World Taekwondo Championships, which will be held for three days from Saturday in Muju, North Jeolla Province.

"What (North Korea) demands is that the north and the south open a new phase of national reconciliation and unity, recognizing each other as partner of reunification and joining their hands", the paper said.

An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is illuminated during the Pyeongchang Winter Festival, near the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 10, 2017. "The Olympic movement is always about building bridges, never about erecting walls", said an IOC spokesperson.

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