Switzerland: Delegations arrive to discuss DPRK in Winter Olympics 2018

Delegations set to discuss whether North Korea (DPRK) will participate in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics arrived in Lausanne on Saturday. The delegations which are taking part in the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) negotiations included South Korean representatives, International Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian-Franco Kasper, North Korean representative Chang Ung and members of... Еще the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee. IOC President Thomas Bach also arrived, expressing his hopes for the «constructive» meeting. Points of discussion on the agenda include: the size of the possible DPRK delegation, the events that it can attend and the possibility of marching alongside the South Korea under the common flag, as both Koreas agreed to do on Wednesday. After the delegations arrived, both Korean flags were seen to fall in a sudden gust of wind while the IOC flag kept standing. The day's discussion may be complicated by the fact that North Korea missed a deadline to register their participation in the Olympics. North Korea has also offered to send a 230-member cheerleading squad to the Olympics as well as 150-member delegation made up of athletes and cheerleaders to the Paralympics in March. North and South Korean officials also discussed fielding a joint women's ice hockey team.

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