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Media: about 20 people will join the sports of the DPRK delegation at the Olympics in 2018

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TASS, January 12. The sports delegation of the DPRK at the Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang will consist of 20 people. About it reports South Korean newspaper the Hankyoreh.

According to the newspaper, the delegation will consist of 10 athletes and 10 officials. The only Olympic license yet won acting competitions of sports pairs skaters Tae OK to Eat and Chu Shik Kim. To qualify for the Olympic games have athletes.

In addition, North Korea is going to send to the winter Olympics of their dancers and musicians, as well as the demo team masters in Taekwondo. Country representatives requested permission to bring some of their representatives on the plane.

The size and composition of the delegation the sides will discuss on January 20 meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with representatives of National Olympic committees of South Korea and the DPRK, which will be held in Lausanne . It also will involve senior officials from South Korea and the DPRK. The meeting will be chaired by IOC President Thomas Bach.

Tuesday was the first round of dialogue on normalization of relations between the Republic of Korea and the DPRK. Following the talks, the sides agreed on resumption of work of the hotline connection between the military of the two countries, hold consultations to reduce the tension on the border, and that North Korea will direct in February for the Olympics in Pyeongchang representative government delegation, the demonstration team of Taekwondo athletes, fans and support group.

The Olympic games will be held from 9 to 25 February.

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