North and South Korea are applying to field a joint women's ice hockey team at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month. A stumbling block may be convincing the players.
The two Koreas reaffirmed their plan to host the 2032 Olympics. The large-scale event would require an unprecedented level of cooperation, resources, and a greater openness by an isolated Pyongyang.
North Korea has agreed to take big steps towards denuclearization and rapprochement with the South, but experts remain skeptical if these lofty promises will result in any real change on the ground.
North Korea agreed to abolish key missile facilities and close its main nuclear site. Kim Jong Un promised to visit Seoul soon – it would be a North Korean leader's first trip to the South's capital since 1945.
If South Korea and North Korea were to compete alongside one another at the Winter Olympics it would be an historic first with powerful symbolic and political connotations. That’s the host nation’s thinking at least.
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