Ikarus360 Posted June 24, 2017 Author Report Share Posted June 24, 2017 http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2017/06/24/0200000000AKR20170624052100007.HTML According to this article, Moon Jae In is already proposing both Koreas to march as a single team in the Opening Ceremony. Quote PyeongChang Olympics 'simultaneous entry into South and North Korea - a single team' (Seoul-Yonhap News) Lee Dong-chil = 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games once again the opening of the two Koreas, the two teams will be able to see a single team to enter the opening ceremony. President Moon Jae-in attended the opening ceremony of the 23rd World Taekwondo Championships in Jeju-do, South Jeolla Province on June 24, and proposed a simultaneous entry of the two Koreas at the PyeongChang Olympic Games next February and the formation of a single team for South and North Korea. "I want to feel the impact of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 with the simultaneous entry of the two Koreas," Moon said in a speech at the congratulatory address. "The first World Cup table tennis championships in 1991 and the World Youth Soccer Championships, I want to see the glory again. " As a result, preparations for the formation of a single team for South and North Korea will begin. The joint entry of the Olympic athletes at the PyeongChang Olympic Games is likely to be realized according to the agreement of both sides. South Korea entered the opening ceremony for the first time for the first time in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Since then, the Busan Summer Asian Games, the Aomori Winter Asian Games and the Daegu Summer Universiade in 2002, the Athens Summer Olympics in 2004, the Macao East Asian Games in 2006, the Torino Winter Olympics in 2006 and the Asian Games in Changchun in winter 2007 A total of nine South and North Korean athletes joined hands at the opening ceremony. However, since the election of former President Lee Myung - bak, Beijing has been cut off from the common position since the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. In the Winter Olympics, North Korea dispatched a team to Vancouver in 2010, but there was no simultaneous entry. North Korea did not attend the Sochi competition in 2014. At the Pyeongchang convention, whether or not North Korea participates is the key issue for the simultaneous entry into South and North Korea. This is because it is necessary to obtain a quota for the Winter Olympics in a single event to participate in the PyeongChang Olympic Games. North Korea has not secured the right to enter the Olympics yet, and it is said that it is putting the last hope in the figure skating fair etc. If North Korea succeeds in participating in the Olympic Games, it can be concluded in the international sporting event in 11 years after the Asian Games of Changchun Winter 2007 in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) However, there is a real obstacle to the formation of a single team from South Korea and North Korea in the women's ice hockey that the government is designing. The two Koreas have held a single team in South Korea side by side in table tennis and soccer in 1991 in a single event, not an international convention. At the 41st World Table Tennis Championships held in Chiba, Japan, a single team from South and North Korea, which played a leading role in the Korean women's signboard and North Korea's Lee Bum Hee, At the World Youth Soccer Tournament held in Portugal in the same year, a single team from South and North Korea gave the impression that they were in the quarter-finals. Unlike a single event, the single team in the Olympics is "mountain-climbing". In the case of women's ice hockey, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-hwan announced that he would push for a single team in PyeongChang. Although Korea is a host country, North Korea needs approval from the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the consent of the participating countries in Pyongyang as well as Pyongyang in order to form a single team. First of all, whether or not the Taeguk-mats dreaming for the first time in the Winter Olympics will accept a single team. Once a single team is in place, some of the sweaty players looking at Pyeongchang in a harsh environment may have to close their Olympic dreams. Lee Jong-hwan, the minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, said he would push for a plan to expand the number of 23 Korean tournaments, but it is unclear whether the IOC or the International Federation will approve it. In addition, if the Korean players are more advanced than North Korea, if they form a single team, their performance may fall. In addition, a Canadian manager, Sarah Rahm (29), is in charge of the South Korean national team, and he may have suffered a minor disruption in coaching staff, joint training and overseas training. Nevertheless, it is noteworthy that the new government, which is planning to take Pyeongchang as a "Peace Olympic," will be able to play a role in exchanging inter-Korean exchanges between the two sides. It also mentions the new korean president intentions of turning these games into a "Peace Olympics" event. I still have second thoughts about this but I guess we'll have to wait and see. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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