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He also said he can relay Seoul's wish for the creation of a unified team to the North Korean government, indicating that he may play a bridge role between the governments of the two Koreas concerning the issue.

Such a collaboration could help the neighbors resume dialogue after a period of official silence.

Choi's suggestion comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who advocates greater engagement with North Korea, suggested the two could launch a joint bid for the 2030 football World Cup.

What Pyongyang thinks of the proposals is not yet clear.

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A North Korean taekwondo team will join South Korean athletes this weekend in a demonstration at the opening ceremony of the sport's world championships in Muju, South Korea.

According to the reports, despite longstanding hostile relations between the neighboring countries, Jong-hwan believes co-hosting the Olympics can help foster peace in the Korean Peninsula.

The Olympic rings outside the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung, South Korea.

A lift at North Korea's Masikryong Ski Resort.

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"The whole point of the Olympics is to use sports as a way to bridge even the most acrimonious political divides", he said.

The Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will take place from 9-25 February.

"Sharing some Pyeongchang Olympics events with the North is simply out of question", he added.

But building stadiums and holding games in North Korea would raise two major questions: How sound is investment in a nation that continues to threaten its neighbors and enemies with an ever-evolving nuclear missile program, and would worldwide travelers feel at ease visiting the country that just released a U.S. detainee in a coma?

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