North, South Korea to March Together at Winter Olympics
North and South Korea have agreed to march together in the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Negotiators for the North and South announced the deal Wednesday after talks in Panmunjom on the border between the countries.
The negotiators also said that the two Koreas will compete as one team in the women's ice hockey event.
North Korea plans to send a more than 400 member delegation to South Korea for the winter games in Pyeongchang. The delegation will include 230 cheerleaders and a 30-member team for a taekwondo demonstration.
The North also said it plans to send a delegation of about 150 to Pyeongchang for the 2018 Paralympics Games, which are to be held in March.
The two Koreas released a joint statement after their talks on Wednesday.
Many details of the plan have yet to be discussed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Two North Korean figure skaters were chosen earlier to compete at the winter Olympics. The statement did not confirm their participation. However, the IOC said recently that it has "kept the door open" for North Korea to take part at Pyeongchang.
IOC officials are set to meet on January 20 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The group will discuss details of the joint team and North Korea's participation.
In a statement, the IOC said it was considering several proposals.
"There are many considerations with regard to the impact of these proposals on the other participating NOCs (national Olympic committees) and athletes," it said.
The Winter Games will take place from February 9 to the 25th.
It has been nearly 12 years (Feb 10 2006) since North and South Korea marched together at the Olympics. North Korea's participation next month would be the North's first appearance in any Olympic Games held in the South.
North Korea boycotted the Seoul Summer Olympics in 1988.
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1.Winter Olympic Games 冬奥会
The Winter Olympic Games are usually held two years before the Summer Olympic Games.
2.regard to 关于
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3.take part 参加
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4.joint statement 联合声明
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5.IOC officials are set to meet on January 20 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
set to 准备...
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6.The Winter Games will take place from February 9 to the 25th.
take place 发生；举行
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朝鲜计划派遣一个400多人的代表团前往韩国参加平昌冬奥会 。其中包括230人组成的啦啦队和30人组成的跆拳道示范团 。
早前，朝鲜两名花样滑冰选手获得冬奥会的参赛资格 。然而，联合声明中并未证实这一消息 。不过，国际奥委会近日表示，将“始终敞开大门”欢迎朝鲜选手参加平昌冬奥会 。
国际奥委会官员将于1月20日在瑞士洛桑举行会议 。届时，他们将讨论组队参赛的细节以及朝鲜参加冬奥会的具体事宜 。
上一次朝韩在奥运会上共同入场要追溯至近12年前（2006年2月10日） 。而朝鲜下月赴韩参赛是其首次在韩国举办的奥运会上亮相 。