IOC member claims that North Korea is welcome to Play in Pyeongchang
North Korea will be next year to ‘just’ be represented at the winter Olympics in the South Korean Pyeongchang.
That has the North Korean IOC member Ung Chang on Saturday said in Sapporo, where Sunday, the Asian Winter games begin. Seven of his countrymen are active on that event in Japan.
“There is no reason why we can not go to Pyeongchang would go,” said Chang at a press agency Kyodo News. “We act in accordance with the Olympic Charter.”
Last week at the world cup distances in Gangneung showed Hee-Beom Lee, chairman of the olympic organising committee, already know that North Korea is welcome, provided that the country is “a message of peace bears”.
“The Play of 2018 each country will participate, if they but the olympic message of peace to promote. North Korea is no exception to that rule,” said Lee at a press conference, exactly one year before the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Pyeongchang.
North-Korea welcome to Play if the ‘message of peace’ carries
North Korea boycotted 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, but was in 2002 and 2014, be present at the Asian Games in neighbouring South Korea.
The two countries were even two times severally, by the Games of Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 behind one flag to the stadium to walk at the opening ceremony. North Korea was missing on the Winter olympic games of Sochi 2014.
The political relationship between North and South Korea is, however, without prejudice to bad, since the war between the two countries early 50’s.
This is what the olympic park in South Korea a year before the Games out