North Korea Will Send Team to Olympics Following Talks with Host Country South Korea

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PEOPLE.com—After months of rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs, the country has agreed to send a team to next month’s Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. “The North said that they will send a high-level delegation, including Olympic committee representatives, athletes, a cheering squad, an art performance group, spectators, Taekwondo demonstrators and press,” said vice minister of unification Chun Hae-sung, according to The Washington Post. The announcement comes after...

North Korea will send Olympic team to South as countries hold high-level talks. Officials from North Korea accepted South Korea's offer and will send athletes to next month's Winter Olympics as the two sides began long-anticipated talks on Tuesday. North Korea agreed to send athletes, officials and reporters to the games, as well as its cheerleading group and taekwondo...