ioc extends north koreas winter olympics deadline
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

IOC extends North Korea's Winter Olympics deadline

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today IOC extends North Korea's Winter Olympics deadline

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
Lausanne - Arab Today

The International Olympic Committee has "extended the deadline" for North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics, it announced on Monday.

"We will be as flexible as we can be," an IOC spokesman told AFP over North Korea sending a team to the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.

On Tuesday North and South Korea will hold their first official dialogue in more than two years to discuss the North's participation at the 2018 Games in the truce village of Panmunjom.

IOC president Thomas Bach is due to meet Chang Ung, a member of the North Korean Olympic body, at IOC headquarters in Lausanne later this week.

The tentative rapprochement comes after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un warned in his New Year speech that he had a nuclear button on his desk, but also said Pyongyang could send a team to the Olympics.

"We welcome the discussion which will take place... between the governments of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)," the IOC said.

"The IOC has been having discussions with both sides for a long time.

"In doing so we have kept the door open by extending the deadline for registration, and by offering support to North Korean athletes in the qualification process, whilst always respecting United Nations sanctions."

On Saturday, Chang said the isolated state was "likely to participate" in the Pyeongchang Games from February 9-25, Kyodo news agency reported.

Two North Korean athletes -- pairs figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik -- qualified for the Games but Pyongyang's Olympic Committee missed an October 30 deadline to confirm to the International Skating Union that they would participate.

The IOC in its statement Monday emphasised that its mission was "always to ensure the participation of qualified athletes, beyond all political tensions and divisions.

"With regard to the very particular situation on the Korean peninsula we need the political commitment from all parties concerned to make such a participation possible," it added.

"Once this political commitment is clear the IOC will take the final decision."

Source: AFP

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

ioc extends north koreas winter olympics deadline ioc extends north koreas winter olympics deadline

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

ioc extends north koreas winter olympics deadline ioc extends north koreas winter olympics deadline

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 04:17 2017 Sunday ,08 October

Ferrari Fragrances launches Christmas Gift Sets

GMT 02:16 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Govt action urged to free RI hostages in Somalia

GMT 20:47 2016 Wednesday ,24 August

Sisi receives Jordanian monarch at airport

GMT 19:13 2016 Thursday ,27 October

Buhari wants to borrow $30bn

GMT 08:17 2018 Saturday ,06 January

David Letterman returns to TV with Obama interview

GMT 19:48 2016 Saturday ,01 October

January 19 - February 17

GMT 17:58 2017 Thursday ,12 January

'Udta Punjab' leading Filmfare nominations list

GMT 09:17 2017 Friday ,28 April

British economic growth slows in first quarter

GMT 10:11 2013 Monday ,23 December

Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe leaves Nigeria

GMT 20:37 2016 Wednesday ,14 September

Curfew and protests mar Eid festivities in Indian Kashmir

GMT 22:17 2016 Wednesday ,13 April

Saudi scholarship students in America fall by 40,000

GMT 21:09 2017 Sunday ,10 December

STATOIL seeking upstream partnerships

GMT 08:19 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Khalid bin Hamad hails UAE sport strides

GMT 17:02 2017 Thursday ,12 January

12 ancient Egyptian cemeteries discovered near Aswan

GMT 13:51 2017 Thursday ,05 January

Double baby joy for Amal, George?

GMT 06:15 2015 Friday ,12 June

Kelly Ripa debuts pink hair

GMT 15:22 2017 Saturday ,22 July

Asala Nasri refuses insulting displaced people

GMT 19:56 2017 Wednesday ,15 March

Netanyahu faking history, Jewish faith

GMT 11:00 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Bali volcano on highest alert level
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday