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North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Winter Olympics

North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Winter Olympics

"With extra scrutiny on Russian athletes, November and December saw testing on double the number of athletes from Russia than any other country", the International Olympic Committee said in a statement.

North Korean logistics officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday after a previous cancellation briefly cast doubts on the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics.

The delegation is expected to begin arriving in South Korea on January 25, the statement said.

The IOC said Wednesday it would "carefully evaluate ... the impact of these proposals on the other participating (teams) and athletes". She was also part of the North Korean delegation that met with the South's delegation at the Tongilgak, a North Korea-controlled building in Panmunjom border on Monday.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said the world should not be naive about North Korea's "charm offensive" over the Olympics.

Denuclearization, the sticking point that has kept the US and South Korea from seriously negotiating with Pyongyang, was brought up in the original talks, but North Korea expressed disdain at the mention.

Jennifer Jones right and Kaitlyn Lawes left as they sit and watch their opponent during the women's curling semifinal game against Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in S
North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Winter Olympics

The IOC said both Korean delegations will include "high-ranking government officials at ministerial level" alongside national Olympic officials, and the IOC member from each country. The North criticised the US and other nations for calling its nuclear programme "violations of resolutions".

In state media this week, the North warned the South of spoiling inter-Korean ties by insisting it gives up its nuclear weapons.

A seven-member North Korean team had been scheduled to visit on Saturday to check venues for the performances, the ministry said, but late on Friday North Korea cancelled the visit.

The South's Unification Ministry said the two sides exchanged opinions on several issues, including the size of the North Korean athletics team and joint cultural events. Reclusive North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

South Korea's Ministry of Unification has unveiled plans to make the recent talks with North Korea a regular thing, and it will look to eventually involve the US.

In the meantime, on the Korean Peninsula, there's suddenly a hint of harmony.





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