North Korea offers talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics

North Korea offers talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics

The meeting was called following a joint proposal by the North and South Korea on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The offer has not been confirmed by North Korea officials yet, but they have announced that a delegation will be sent to compete at the Winter Olympics - including a "cheering squad" - in what is seen as a major step forwards in improving relations between the two nations. The North has yet to respond to that offer as well.

Kim and Kam would also represent South Korea in the team event, but may have to cede their spot to the North Korean pair of Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik should the Koreas agree to field a unified team in figure skating.

The North also said it will later propose dates for working-level talks on the North's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics, the ministry said.

Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the USA delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, a senior White House official said Wednesday.

Founders of Hirsch's, Allan and Margaret Hirsch, had the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch at the start of the torch-carrying marathon that will culminate in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea from 9 to 25 February.

January 10, 2018 (EIRNS)-The North and South Korean delegations issued a joint statement after yesterday's meeting in Panmunjom.

It isn't clear which North Korean athletes will take advantage of wildcard entries reportedly under consideration by the IOC.

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