Event Notes: North Korea Will Participate In Asian Games In South Korea
North Korea "will participate in all events at the Asian Games" to be hosted in South Korea’s western port city of Incheon. South Korea has invited North Korea "to participate in the games," which will run from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, through the Olympic Council of Asia, a body that governs all sports in Asia. But "there has been no formal confirmation of participation yet from North Korea’s rulers" (JAKARTA GLOBE, 2/24). ... Two members of the Spanish Epsilon Team "were arrested last week after police found cocaine hidden inside one of the trucks as it returned from the all-terrain race held last month in South America, police said Saturday." The cocaine was "placed inside the large radial tyres in one of the trucks that was used for logistical purposes at the Dakar Rally, which this year passed through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile" (EURO WEEKLY NEWS, 2/24). ... Kenya "has won the rights" to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championship. The Confederation of African Football confirmed in a statement on Monday that Kenya "will be the host of the tournament in four years time after being time barred in bidding to host the 2019 Africa Nations Cup (AFCON)" (XINHUA, 2/24).