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Winter Olympic Games 2018 News

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dcro    1,762
5 hours ago, heywoodu said:

As expected, North Korea is most likely going to be present in Pyeongchang :)

http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/09/asia/north-korea-talks-intl/index.html

 

Cool, looks like threatening everyone with nuclear weapon gives you free quotas. :p

 

I bet they'll be allowed to enter as many athletes at they want. :d

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Agger    249

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1059974/exclusive-talks-over-possible-north-and-south-korean-womens-ice-hockey-team-at-pyeongchang-2018

 

Though I'm very positive towards letting North Korea participate even though they haven't met the original deadline for figure skating, I'm kind of sceptical towards this idea. Though I love the symbolic thing in marching in together, they would have to compete together in everything, to make sense when it comes to doing so in ice hockey.

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heywoodu    2,027
5 minutes ago, Agger said:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1059974/exclusive-talks-over-possible-north-and-south-korean-womens-ice-hockey-team-at-pyeongchang-2018

 

Though I'm very positive towards letting North Korea participate even though they haven't met the original deadline for figure skating, I'm kind of sceptical towards this idea. Though I love the symbolic thing in marching in together, they would have to compete together in everything, to make sense when it comes to doing so in ice hockey.

Plus, how are you gonna get used to completely new players in basically a matter of days? And the thought of a mixed bobsled team is even worse! South Korea especially in the men's bobsled has made some serious steps and those athletes deserve to be there and potentially even fight for medals, it'd be rather unfair to all of a sudden take a South Korean out and put a North Korean in behind a driver he/she has never worked with before. 

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heywoodu    2,027

I'd only be in favour of this if it doesn't cost anyone (especially a South Korean) a place at the Olympics. 

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hckosice    1,184

as only South Korea they will very likely lost all matches in the womens tournament, but if they add also some N. Korean players they will be just destroyed each game

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10 hours ago, hckosice said:

as only South Korea they will very likely lost all matches in the womens tournament, but if they add also some N. Korean players they will be just destroyed each game

 

North Korea women aren't that much worse than South Korea in women's ice hockey. Their best players are likely better than South Korea's worst players at the very least.

 

I'm still against the idea. Plus a Saudi Arabia and create quotas and give North Korea a (short track) speed skater or two if they really want to. Maybe an alpine/cross-country skiier if they have anyone.

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heywoodu    2,027

North and South will walk together under the flag of a unified Korea at the opening ceremony, this is wonderful news :cheer:

 

 

 

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dcro    1,762

Interesting, this is becoming like one of those family shows where they reunite divorced parents.

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intoronto    282

Ridiculous. At least let them march with both flags. In 2006 it was awkward to see one flag and 2 bearers trying to share lol

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hckosice    1,184

a couple of several pictures from the Olympic village some 13 days to go.

 

Not a lot of snow though...but they have table air hockey :d

 

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