Olympics: NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

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Do also proposed that the two countries form a women's ice hockey team to participate in the games. The dialogue with North Korea is a part of newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in's policy, aimed at reconciliation on the Korean peninsula.

Jang Woong, the North's delegate to the International Olympic Committee, will meet IOC president Mr Bach in South Korea next week.

Do plans to discuss the matter with Jang and IOC President Thomas Bach, both of whom are scheduled to visit South Korea later this month to attend the closing ceremony of an worldwide Taekwondo competition.

The suggestion that North Korea could play a part in the organisation of such a global event has created a buzz in the media, with tensions around the democratic state running high following the recent death of an American student after being released from a North Korean prison.

The US is activating a missile defence system in South Korea and tightened sanctions against the North in April.

He shared: "Through my performances outside Korea, I've learned that (people) can come together as one through music despite their differences in language and culture".

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Tens of thousands of North Koreans gather June 14, 2013, at a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang in support of a call from leader Kim Jong Un to carry out construction projects with what he dubbed "Masikryong Speed".

He said, "I am honored to have been chosen as an ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Games".

Do also said consideration is being given to the idea of taking the Olympic torch relay through North Korean cities like Kaesong or Pyongyang, the daily said.

In April, the National Hockey League announced that it would not halt the season to participate in the next Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in South Korea in February 2018. His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, said their son received "awful torturous mistreatment" while in North Korea.

Billboard reports that the Kpop star joins several Korean athletes and celebrities who will promote next year's winter games.

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