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Credit Trump with the thawing of Pyongyang's relations with Seoul

The nations have also agreed to form a joint North and South Korean women's ice hockey team, and North Korea plans to send its 230-member strong "cheer squad" to support its athletes.

The unified team will compete as Korea and be represented by the Korean unification flag.

South Korea had hoped that the Games which begin in Pyeongchang on February 9 could help ease the crisis on the peninsula that surged to new heights in recent months over the North's nuclear and missile and programme.

"North Korea was all about firing missiles previous year, but suddenly they want to come to the South for the Olympics?" The IOC meeting addressed the number of athletes and officials from North Korea who would attend, as well as make broader decisions on the format of their participation and matters related to protocol such as the flag, anthem, ceremonies and uniforms.

IOC president Thomas Bach gave that approval Saturday, following closed-door talks with the leaders of the Olympic committees from both Koreas, Pyeongchang 2018 organisers, and senior government officials from the two countries.


Appearing live on South Korean television on Sunday, Hyon Song Wol didn't speak as she walked past reporters, onlookers and a barrage of photographers before boarding an express train in Seoul for the eastern city of Gangneung, where her art troupe is to perform during the Pyeongchang Olympics.

"Today marks the milestone on a long journey", said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach in a prepared declaration. Retired Army colonel Dave Maxwell, who served in the Korean War and now works with a non-profit Korean educational and research group, has cautioned that proficiency in tunnel operations would thus be an essential part of military conflict with North Korea.

The US has stressed it will not only apply pressure economically and diplomatically, but is also ready to issue military threats in a bid to force North Korea to disarm. When asked if she remembers any impressive North Korean player, she simply said, "No". Not only have the 22 DPRK athletes missed the October 30 deadline to register, but the head of the South Korean women's hockey team says that such a late addition of team members could prove a disadvantage to the team's chemistry.

Evidence on North Korean state propaganda networks indicates that Kim is attempting to use the Olympics to convince North Koreans that a unified Korean under the Kim dynasty is imminent.

South Korea's Ministry of Unification on Saturday requested an explanation on Saturday, and informed the North that Seoul intends to follow the plans agreed to in the high-level talks.

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