May 02, 2018 08:41
South Korea is pushing for unified inter-Korean teams at the Asian Games in Jakarta in August.
During their summit at Panmunjom last Friday, the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to jointly participate in international sports competitions.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that it has asked some 40 sports officials and relevant sports bodies whether they would be willing to form a unified team at the Asian Games. Those from seven disciplines, including table tennis, basketball and judo, have shown interest in the proposal.
The move comes after the two Koreas formed a joint women's ice hockey team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February.
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