Switzerland: DPRK to send 22 athletes to 2018 Winter Olympics — IOC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has confirmed that both the DPRK and South Korea will participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Games, and will together march under the Korean Unification Flag during the opening ceremonies, in a statement given in Lausanne on Saturday. Despite missing a registration deadline, North Korea will be allowed to have some... Еще athletes participate, and will be sending 22 athletes who will compete in three sports and five disciplines. The two countries have also agreed to form one Women’s Hockey Team together. “For the first time in Olympic history, the two Korean teams will unite to compete as one team in a sport. The unified women’s ice hockey team will be represented by the Korean unification flag, and will compete as Korea”, Bach said. 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.

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