13 Jul '11, 2am

Olympics: N. Korea 'wants to share 2018 Games'

SEOUL: North Korea would like to share some events in the 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea, a senior North Korean sports official was quoted as saying Wednesday. Jang Ung, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said it was "positive" for Asia to host only its third Winter Games, the South's Yonhap news agency reported from Tokyo Asked about the possibility of sharing some events with host town Pyeongchang, Jang replied, "I hope so." "The political and military situations between the Koreas aren't good and they have to be improved," Jang was quoted as saying. "Otherwise, they could influence the Olympics." Jang was visiting the Japanese capital for the general assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia. Pyeongchang, making its third bid for the Winter Olympics, secured the right to host the 2018 event in an IOC vote last week. The South's ruling and opposi...

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