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North Korean Olympians enter South to form unified team

Staff Writer | January 25, 2018
Twelve North Korean ice hockey players were allowed to cross into South Korea Thursday, just two weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics.
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The two sides recently agreed during break through talks to form a unified women’s hockey team at PyeongChang 2018 in the South. It will be the first time for the Koreas to compete together at an Olympic event.

Twenty two North Koreans in total are set to take part in the Winter Games following three rounds of inter-Korean dialogue and a separate meeting with the International Olympic Committee last weekend.

The North will also hold performances in the South and the neighbors will be joined at the opening ceremony behind a flag symbolizing the divided peninsula’s unification.