North Korea and South Korea announces intention to co-host 2022 Summer Olympics
The hither to rival countries; North Korea and South Korea, have agreed to officially inform the International Olympics Committee (IOC), of their intentions to co-host the 2032 edition of the Summer Olympics.
After meeting at the North Korean border town of Kaesong, sport officials of both countries, also agreed to send a combined team to the world handball championships in January. Both countries vowed to “actively participate” in international sports events hosted by each other and organize more friendly competitions between them.
According to South Korean Vice Sports Minister, Roh Tae-kang, they plan to organize friendly competitions marking meaningful anniversaries between the South and North, for example the first anniversaries of the (April) inter-Korean summit and the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Won Kil U led North Korean officials at the meeting. This agreement is in line with the bid for reconciliation between both countries and this is considered a welcomed development to the international community.