SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

North Korea could host some of the events associated with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea's culture minister said Tuesday.

South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North.

The International Olympic Committee has revealed that the organization is open to a collaboration between South and North Korea at next year's Olympic Games.

Tens of thousands of North Koreans gather June 14, 2013, at a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang in support of a call from leader Kim Jong Un to carry out construction projects with what he dubbed "Masikryong Speed".

"If the neighbouring countries in north-east Asia, including North and South Korea, can host the World Cup together, it would help to create peace", Mr Moon said. This suggestion comes off the back of South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggesting the counties could submit a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.

Pyongyang boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Olympics, which were both held in Seoul, but has since taken part in global sports competitions south of the border, most recently the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

Speaking to reporters Friday, Chang said he was "aware that much has been discussed in the media" about a potential co-hosting agreement, and said he would pass on what he was told to Pyongyang.

In a commentary Friday, North Korean state-controlled newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that if South Korea pursues peace with the North, it should "stop all hostilities", including sanctions. The country may ask for a little help, too: from North Korea.

Among Jong-hwan's ideas are a women's hockey team comprised of both North and South Koreans to compete in the Games.

North Korea has chose to send its demonstration team to the World Taekwondo Championships, which will be held for three days from Saturday in Muju, North Jeolla Province. US officials arranged for his release last week, but Warmbier arrived home in OH in a coma-like state with severe brain damage.

  • Joey Payne