The Tokyo Olympics unites the two Koreas… one column and joint teams
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, said that North Korea and South Korea would like to walk together in the parade line during the opening ceremony of the Summer Games in Tokyo 2020, in addition to competing with some unified teams.
“Following the talks we had, we can reveal the great desire of both parties to do common things at the Games, including walking together in the parade line, during the opening ceremony and competing with some unified teams in sports,” Bach said at the start of a meeting between the International Olympic Committee and representatives of North and South Korea in Lausanne. different.”
“It’s a wonderful gesture of the Olympic spirit. A wonderful symbol once again of the Olympic Games’ ability to unite people,” he added.
The two Koreas previously formed the unified women’s ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Among the issues on the table in Lausanne is a possible joint bid to organize the 2032 Summer Games between North Korea and South Korea, and Bach said that the two countries have shown interest in moving forward with this proposal.
The two Koreas are still officially at war after their conflict, which took place between 1950 and 1953, ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.
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