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Inter-Korea Team At PyeongChang Games May Be Difficult, North Korean Exec Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

A veteran North Korean sports administrator visiting South Korea "expressed his misgivings about forming a joint Korean team for next year's Winter Olympics south of the border due to the time crunch," according to Yoo Jee-ho of YONHAP. Chang Ung, North Korea's lone member of the IOC, is in South Ko...

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Calgary Names Olympic Bid Head

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Paris 2024 Bid Estimated To Cost $7B

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