UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — North Korea may participate in this year’s Winter Olympic Games.
On Monday, Jan. 1, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un suggested the country will be represented in Pyeongchang next month.
However, if a delegation is sent, it will be small. As of yet, the only two athletes from North Korea who have qualified for this year’s games are the skating duo, Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik.
The duo qualified in September last year but have not confirmed to the International Olympic Committee that they will be competing.
If North Korea is represented, it will be the first time the country has participated in an Olympics in South Korea. South Korea hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, but it was boycotted by North Korea.
On Tuesday, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said North Korea would be welcome.
He added that a successful games would contribute to peace and harmony.