24 February 2018
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas

  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia

  • » 11/23/2017, 11.01


    Though 'sponsor of terrorism', North Korea will participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

    The decision of the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Charter protects all rights and freedoms without discrimination. November 13, "Olympic Truce" adopted by the UN General Assembly and promoted by South Korea.

    Seoul (AsiaNews / Agencies) - North Korea will participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics next year, to the detriment of the recent reintegration of the regime into the list of " states sponsors of terrorism". The decision was taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and broadcast on US television.

    The IOC has supported its decision by stating that the Olympic Charter ensures the enjoyment of rights and freedoms without any discrimination. Added to this is the "Olympic Truce" decided by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, adopted in New York on 13 November. The decision was promoted by South Korea, host country of the sports event and first promoter of the dialogue with Pyongyang.

    The 23rd Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang City between 9 and 25 February. Following this the Paralympic Games will be held on March 9-18.

    The return of North Korea among the countries sponsoring terrorism was decided by US President Donald Trump on November 20, a move to exert new pressures for the communist country to stop the nuclear and missile development program.

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version

    See also

    02/01/2018 10:24:00 KOREA
    Kim Jong-un opens to Winter Games in South Korea. Seoul: Let's sit down and talk

    The proposal of the Minister of Unification in a press conference. Moon: dissolve frozen relations. It would be the first summit since December 2015.

    05/01/2018 09:04:00 KOREA
    Pyongyang accepts Seoul's outstretched hand: talks on January 9th

    The two Koreas will meet in the demilitarized zone on January 9th. Postponement of US-South Korea military exercises to facilitate meeting. Seoul seeks to restore inter-Korean relations without distancing US ally.

    25/01/2018 09:30:00 KOREA
    PyeongChang Olympics, dialogue continues. Pyongyang: 'breakthrough' needed for reunification

    Today the North Korean athletes of the hockey team arrive. Criticism and applause for Moon: Olympics of Peace or Pyongyang?

    15/01/2018 14:19:00 KOREA
    Olympics, new meeting between the two Koreas. Consensus grows among South Koreans

    Pyongyang's participation at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is being prepared. On the 20th there will be the meeting with the International Olympic Committee. Many logistical aspects to be analyzed. Since January 9, 64% of online comments on South Korean sites are positive. 

    24/01/2018 15:14:00 KOREA
    For Fr Hammond, Olympic Games could be an opportunity for peace in Korea

    The PyeongChang Olympics is a first step for new talks. Sanctions weigh on North Koreans. Years of work on food security are at risk. Suffering should be alleviated as much as possible. For clergyman, “Little by little to move forward with also the hope that we can provide more humanitarian aid more freely."

    Editor's choices

    Snehonir, the 'house of tenderness' for the disabled (photos)

    Founded 25 years ago by Shanti Rani Sisters and PIME missionaries in Rajshahi, the facility is open to the mentally and physically disabled, deaf, blind, orphans, poor, and abandoned. The guiding principle is to start them in life.

    Defeated on ice, but 'first' in history, joint Korean hockey team players hug

    After losing to Sweden in their last match, the Korean team ends up in seventh place. Players burst into tears at their imminent separation. "Politicians made that executive decision [to have a joint team]. Our players and staff are the ones that made it work,” said the team’s proud Canadian coach. One South Korean athlete hopes the country is proud of them. "It was bigger than hockey."


    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.


    News feed

    Canale RSSRSS channel 


    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®