North Korea will have 22 athletes at Pyeongchang Olympics — IOC

North Korea will have 22 athletes at Pyeongchang Olympics — IOC

In an annual policy report on Friday, 's Unification Ministry said it aims to use as an opportunity to re-establish regular dialogue with.

The group perform a mix of pop and rock music that has been labelled as North Korea's version of the Spice Girls.

The little-known Samjiyon art troupe is led by Hyon Song Wol, who also heads the popular female Moranbong Band hand-picked by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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.

The IOC announced on Saturday that North Korea will send 22 athletes to the upcoming PyeongChang Olympics and the two Koreas will field a unified women's ice hockey team, with 12 North Korean players joining South Korea's 23-member squad. In the afternoon, the delegation arrived in the eastern city of Gangneung to inspect performance venues there and coordinate concert schedules and content.

President Moon Jae-in has strongly sought a unified team as he is taking a conciliatory stance toward the North.

Hyon and her delegation members were tightly guarded by South Korean police and state intelligence officials, with an army of local and foreign media crowding the station to cover their visit, according to Yonhap.

Many South Koreans believe their government went too far by pushing athletes into a "political show" that will likely become meaningless once the lull in tensions breaks down after.

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Hyon wore a dark coat and fur muffler as she boarded the train without talking to throngs of journalists at the station.

There "are dishonest things seriously chilling the dramatic atmosphere for the north-south reconciliation created by the great magnanimity and the initiative steps taken" by the North, the news agency said, urging South Korean authorities to address the problem.

Twelve North Koreans have been added to the South Korean women's hockey team. The other sports events the North Koreans will compete in are figure skating, short track speed skating, Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing.

North Korea's planned involvement in Pyeongchang is viewed as a sign of easing tensions over its nuclear and missile program. International Olympic Committee members from the two countries, Ryu Seung-min from the South and Chang Ung from the North, were also on hand. It wasn't clear why the visit was rescheduled.

Twenty-four North Korean coaches and officials will also join the athletes for the winter games, which takes place between 9 and 25 February.

North Korea will also be represented in skating and skiing. There's a rumor that she is an ex-girlfriend of Kim. Its members in short skirts and high heels or stylish military uniforms sing and dance odes to Kim. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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