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>> North Koreans at the Olympics may be easier said than done. On Tuesday, the two sides sit for talks over whether Pyongyang will send athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South. If they join, it will be the first time in postwar Olympics history a country has hosted a team from a nation which it's still at war.
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Well, that may look like in practices unclear. In the early 1990s, the two Korea's competed as a single nation in table tennis and soccer games but never in larger competitions. A joint team with scores in diplomacy points but there's one issue. As Reuter's Korea Bureau Chief Soyoung Kim explains, the North needs more Winter athletes.
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>> South Korean officials hope to make a proposal about possibly forming joint teams in ice hockey or figure skating, and also athletes marching together at opening and closing ceremonies. But they are not getting their hopes up too much, because there are only two athletes who qualify for the Olympics competition so far.
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And it's not clear if hundreds of South Korean athletes would march with just a handful of North Koreans together using one flag.>> The two athletes who qualify are a pair of figure skating team. But only two competitors from the north may make fostering unity a little difficult.
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That could prove problematic for the south liberal leader Moon Jae-in, who's likely banking on the games as a way to open up the North.>> Despite North Korea weapons program, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is of the view that South Korea should still engage North Korea in dialogue.
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And if the two revives dialogue, even on non-nuclear issues, that will provide a much needed opening for a broader diplomacy to tackle the nuclear issue as well.>> The Souths worked on opportunities to use the 2018 games as a symbol since last year when officials said the North's athletes could cross the demilitarized zone to compete.