January 05, 2015 12:47
Gangwon Province Governor Choi Moon-soon has mooted the idea of sharing the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang with North Korea.
Choi was speaking at a New Year's dialogue with Gyeonggi Governor Nam Kyung-pil at Chosun Ilbo headquarters in downtown Seoul on Sunday.
Choi said, "We can consider symbolically sharing one or two snowboarding events with the North. The venues don't take much money or time to build."
"One of the ways to persuade the North to participate in the Games is to share some events," he said.
"The most realistic way is to launch a unified team. But if the North wants, we can consider sharing some events like freestyle snowboarding and giant slalom events with the approval of the International Olympic Committee," he added.
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