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South Korean President Hopes For North Korean Participation At 2018 Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 26 / 17

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Saturday that he "hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program," according to the AP. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the World Taekwondo Championship...

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