12 Feb '18, 8am

IOC boss to visit North Korea after winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach plans to visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, cementing ties with the reclusive state which used the event to restart political dialogue with South Korea. Bach told Reuters in an interview on Monday he would make the visit on the North's invitation as part of an agreement between the IOC and both North and South Korea. The parties were still discussing a convenient date, he added. The Games in South Korea are due to finish on Feb 25. "All the parties concerned have welcomed this invitation to North Korea...," he said. "We are talking about this convenient date in order to continue the dialogue on the sports side. We will see when this is going to happen." North and South Korean leaders swapped warm handshakes and smiles at Friday's opening ceremony, enabling the IOC to...

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