North Korea is invited to 2018 Winter Olympics

(VOVworld) - North Koreans will be allowed to travel to South Korea for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they wish to take part.

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North Korean athletes at the 8th Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan in February 2017 (Photo: EPA/VNA)

Lee Duk-haeng, spokesman for South Korea’s Unification Ministry, said Monday that there are no sanctions in place that prevent North Koreans from taking part, despite sanctions imposed by the UN and other countries.
The Ministry's comments came after Choi Moon-soon, the governor of Pyeongchang province, said that a North Korean sports official had told him the North wants to take part in the Games. A North Korea sports delegation is currently in South Korea to take part in an international ice hockey competition in Gangneung, which will host some events during the 2018 Games.