GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program.
A pair of figure skaters — performing to a Beatles song — represent the best chance for the country to have athletes at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, and possibly, at defusing nuclear tension.
Amid rising nuclear tensions, two figure skaters Friday became the first North Korean athletes to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will be held just 40 miles south of the demilitarized zone in South Korea, CNN reports. Ac...
North Korea will participate in the Winter Games, a symbolic shift after months of escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs.
The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea and is confident that American athletes, coaches and spectators will be safe, despite nuclear tensions with North Korea.