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North Korea Will Participate In Four Sports At PyeongChang Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 18

North and South Korea "agreed on four sports in which North Korean athletes will compete at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics," POCOG President Lee Hee-beom revealed Thursday, according to YONHAP. Lee said that North Korea will send athletes in pairs figure skating, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing...

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