DPRK''s Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik won the bronze medal in pairs figure skating at the OCA''s 8th Asian Winter Games Sapporo 2017.Olympic Games News
Date : 17 Jan 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 17, 2018: The countdown is on to the Olympic summit regarding the participation of athletes from DPR Korea (North Korea) in the Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) at PyeongChang from February 9-25.
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, will convene the four-party meeting at the IOC HQ in Lausanne on Saturday, January 20, following the joint proposals on January 9 by the governments of the Republic of Korea and DPRK.
The participants at the meeting will be a delegation from the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee and delegations from the NOCs of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, all led by their respective presidents, as well as high-ranking government officials and the IOC Members in both countries.
The meeting will be chaired by the IOC President. The meeting will have to take a series of essential decisions, including the number and names of athletes and officials from the NOC of the DPRK, since all the deadlines for registration have already passed.
The IOC will also have to decide on the format of such participation, including questions related to the official protocol (flag, anthem, ceremonies, uniform, etc.). “I warmly welcome the joint proposals by the governments of the ROK and DPRK, which have been applauded by so many other governments worldwide,” said President Bach in a statement earlier this month.
“This is a great step forward in the Olympic spirit and in the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution passed by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Now the IOC must take the decisions to make this political commitment a reality.”
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