SEOUL: A North Korean official on Friday stated he’ll talk about the thought of co-internet hosting South Korea’s 2018 Winter Video games with Olympic chief Thomas Bach, as Seoul denied suggesting such a transfer.
Jang Woong, the North’s delegate to the Worldwide Olympic Committee, will meet IOC president Bach in South Korea subsequent week.
He was talking after South Korea’s sports activities minister was quoted as saying some snowboarding occasions for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics could possibly be held in North Korea, though officers insist he was misunderstood.
“That isn’t one thing the 2 sides can determine,” stated Jang informed reporters, when he was requested about North Korea probably internet hosting Olympic occasions.
“Will probably be mentioned when the IOC president arrives and I’ll participate within the dialogue as an IOC delegate,” added Jang, as he arrived in South Korea for a taekwondo convention.
Regardless of Jang’s feedback, South Korea stated sports activities minister Do Jong-Hwan was misunderstood when he talked about a North Korean snowboarding resort in relation to subsequent February’s Video games.
“Do repeatedly made it clear that he meant to say utilizing Masikryong resort as a attainable venue for coaching of athletes or rehearsals earlier than the video games,” sports activities ministry spokesman Park Jung-Youl informed AFP.
“Sharing some Pyeongchang Olympics occasions with the North is just out of query,” he added.
Nevertheless, Do does plan to boost the thought of inviting North Korean gamers to hitch South Korea’s ladies’s ice hockey group for the Pyeongchang Olympics, the spokesman stated. South and North Korea stay technically at warfare.
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