Winter Olympics Tickets Go On Sale

Winter Olympics Tickets Go On Sale

South Korea's Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan raised the prospect working with North Korea in an effort to boost friendship.

According to Yonhap, Do has suggested a combined Korean women's ice hockey team to ensure North Korea's involvement.

Such a collaboration could help the neighbors resume dialogue after a period of official silence.

He also said he will talk to Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, about relocating some of the skiing games to North Korea. This follows reports that South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has suggested the two countries lead a north-east Asian bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

In a commentary Friday, North Korean state-controlled newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that if South Korea pursues peace with the North, it should "stop all hostilities", including sanctions.

The Olympic rings outside the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung, South Korea.

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Do has reportedly already begun discussions with the International Olympic Committee about possible ways to ensure North Korea's participation.

The survey also showed that among the respondents, 8.9 percent said they would go and see the games and among the individual events, 39 percent are interested in short track events, 31.4 percent in the opening ceremony, 29.8 percent in ski jumping and 26.6 percent in figure skating.

Also being considered are whether a unified female ice hockey team could be formed between the two Koreas or if North Korea's cheerleading squad could attend the winter games, set to be held February 9-25 in South Korea's northeastern region, the daily reported.

"The whole point of the Olympics is to use sports as a way to bridge even the most acrimonious political divides", he said.

This proposal was swiftly dismissed by Pyeongchang 2018, but organisers now appear open to discussing the possibility of North Korean hosting some events.

The Games are to be held in PyeongChang, which is just 40 miles from the demilitarized zone separating North from South.

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