Ticket sales slow for PyeongChang Olympics

Ticket sales slow for PyeongChang Olympics

"I think we took an important first step toward the development of South-North relations", chief South Korean delegate Cho Myoung-gyon said after the talks, according to media footage from the border village of Panmunjom.

UK Sport has challenged Great Britain to claim their biggest medal haul in Winter Olympics history at the Pyeongchang 2018 Games next month. The two countries are still at war, but are engaged in talks for the first time in years.

He said Pyongyang will send a delegation of officials, athletes, cheerleaders and journalists and South Korea will provide necessary services for the delegation.

Sun admitted that it would be very hard for the Chinese athletes to outperform their Asian neighbors Japan and South Korea at these Winter Games.

USOC Chief of Sports Performance Alan Ashley said, "The Olympic Games brings the world together to witness and celebrate the incredible accomplishments of most talented athletes".

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North Korean officials have confirmed that the offer was made, per The Independent, but a resolution has not yet been reached. The International Olympic Committee is expected to extend several "wild card" spots to North Korean athletes so they can compete at the Olympics without qualifying, but it's not known if that would apply to individual athletes or an entire team.

The games are scheduled for Feb 9 to 25 in PyeongChang, and the adjacent sub-host cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon.

A senior South Korean government official noted that the North Korean regime will have no choice but to hold talks with the U.S. if it wanted to develop its stagnating economy.

The United Nations, Russia and China have recently welcomed the rare high-level talks between the two Koreas.

For PyeongChang, the opening and closing ceremonies will be streamed in VR, as will alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, skeleton, figure skating, ice hockey and ski jumping, among other sports.

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