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North Korea might co-host 2018 Winter Olympic Games

North Korea might co-host 2018 Winter Olympic Games”

South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North.

North Korea's only member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Chang Ung, said on Friday that he will discuss a plan to form a unified Korean team during the Pyeongchang Olympics with other IOC members.

Tens of thousands of North Koreans gather June 14, 2013, at a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang in support of a call from leader Kim Jong Un to carry out construction projects with what he dubbed "Masikryong Speed".

Choi's suggestion comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who advocates greater engagement with North Korea, suggested the two could launch a joint bid for the 2030 football World Cup.

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Do plans to discuss the matter with Jang and IOC President Thomas Bach, both of whom are scheduled to visit South Korea later this month to attend the closing ceremony of an worldwide Taekwondo competition.

A North Korean demonstration team from the International Taekwondo Federation will perform alongside the WTF Demonstration Team during both the Opening Ceremony and the Closing Ceremony of the Championships in Muju.

The United States will send around 245 athletes to compete.

Despite Moon's public statements that he wants to improve relations with North Korea, Pyongyang has ramped up missile testing and continued its aggressive rhetoric towards its southern neighbor and the US.

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Do Jong-hwan said he's also considering an inter-Korean women's ice hockey team, an effort to make the 2018 Games a "peace Olympics", he said.

Chairman Lee Hee Beom of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee expressed, "I hope [Taeyang] will be able to put into this campaign all the overflowing energy he has shown on stage thus far".

Last month, Christophe Dubi, the IOC's executive director for the Olympic Games, claimed the organisation are monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula prior to Pyeongchang 2018.

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