International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, recently called for a meeting to decide on the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
“This is a great step forward in the Olympic spirit and in the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution passed by the General Assembly of the United Nations,” said Bach.
Following the joint proposals presented by the governments of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Bach said he “warmly” welcomes “the joint proposals by the governments of the ROK and DPRK, which have been applauded by so many other governments worldwide.”
Led by a delegation from the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee and delegations from the NOCs of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and their respective presidents, Bach will chair the convening of the four-party meeting next week at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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