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    DPRK Not Ruling Out Co-Hosting Asian Games With South Korea in 2021 - Reports

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    TOKYO (Sputnik) - North Korea considers it possible to co-host with Seoul the 2021 Asian Winter Games, local media reported Tuesday, citing Chang Ung, the North Korean member of the International Olympic Committee.

    Chang said that if it happened, the Masikryong Ski Resort in the North Korean eastern Wonsan city could be used as one of the venues at the games, the Yonhap news agency reported.

    Chang's remark follows South Korea's Gangwon Province Governor Choi Moon-soon's statement that he was contemplating the possibility of co-hosting the event with Pyongyang. Gangwon Province is currently hosting the Winter Olympic Games, which will run through February 25.

    Despite the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula, after North Korea conducted a series of missile launches, as well as a nuclear test in 2017, the two nations are enjoying a calm period during the Winter Olympic Games.

    After a four-party meeting between North, South Korea, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organizing committee of the 2018 Olympics, IOC said that the unified Olympic team of the two Korean states will take part in women's ice hockey, while athletes from North Korea will compete in figure skating, short track and skiing.

    Also, at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, the athletes of South and North Korea marched together under the "unification flag."


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