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South Korea: no sharing of Winter Olympic events with North

/ 08:29 PM January 06, 2015
Newspapers reporting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, proposed a summit with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, are sold at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. AP

Newspapers reporting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, proposed a summit with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, are sold at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. AP

SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean hosts of the 2018 Winter Olympics have ruled out the possibility of sharing some events with North Korea.

Gangwon Province governor Choi Moon-soon said in a statement Monday that it would be “realistically impossible” for Olympic host Pyeongchang to share some of the competitions with North Korea.

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Choi said fielding a unified Korean team would be as far as South Korea could go in using the Olympics to promote peace between the countries. Gangwon Province governs Pyeongchang, a ski resort town near South Korea’s eastern coast.

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