The International Olympic Committee has revealed that the organization is open to a collaboration between South and North Korea at next year’s Olympic Games.
According to news reports, Do Jong-hwan the sports minister of South Korean revealed that North Korea could get the chance to host part of the skiing events.
He also revealed that they could field a joint hockey team.
“We are more than willing to talk about the ideas that he is proposing because the Olympic is always willing to build bridges and bringing down walls.” An IOC spokesperson said when the topic was brought up.
“We heard the comments that were made by the sports, culture and tourism minister and we take it very seriously.”
the Olympic Games is set to kick off in South Korea from the 9th to 25th of February 2018.
The comments which directly means that both Nations will field one hockey team would help in making the Olympic in South Korea a peaceful Olympics.
The sports minister further said that both Nation could co-host the ski resort even with Jang Woong, who is the delegate of North Korea to the IOC.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said earlier this month that the country is open to co-hosting the World Cup in 2030 with North Korea and other Asian countries.
Another Russian Drug Problem
On the other hand, the drug stories trailing Russian athletes has reared its ugly head again as the country’s sports ministry has placed a ban on three athletes after results of their drug test in the Olympics in 2008 was made public.
The athletes are Inga Abitova, Dennis Alekseyev and Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Denis Alekseyev for using Turinabol which is a banned substance.
Their medals have now been relocated by the Olympics IOC to Britain’s athletes who came in fourth in the 400 metres race.