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Two Koreas to discuss Tokyo 2020 joint team with IOC

The sports ministers of North and South Korea will meet with Olympics chief Thomas Bach with a view to fielding unified teams at the Tokyo 2020 Games, the IOC said on Thursday.
The move comes after the two Koreas marched under a joint flag at the 2018 Winter Games, where they also sent out a unified women's ice-hockey team.
This first-ever unified Olympic team sparked a media sensation despite losing all five of their matches by a combined scoreline of 28-2.
Bach said that after the "success of the Pyeongchang 2018 Games" a meeting would take place February 15 at the IOC's headquarters in Lausanne between the respective players for a "working group to discuss future sporting cooperation."
The IOC president told AFP the objective was to not only form joint ventures for the Olympics, but also in the qualifying phases.


© 2019 AFP
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