>> In a rare agreement, North and South Korea will be joining forces at next month's Winter Olympics. Forming a combined women's ice hockey team, and marching together during the opening ceremony. The nations will appear with a unified peninsula flag, according to a joint statement released on Wednesday. South Korea is hosting the games in Pyeong Chang this year.
But earlier suggestions of a hockey tie-up got an icy reception among some athletes in the South. The two sides have been fierce rivals in the past. Before the decision was confirmed, one official said that team members found it, quote, absurd that they would have to play with complete strangers.
Both sides will now need to trash out the logistics in a rare show of inter-Korean unity. North Korea is sending a 550 strong delegation to its southern neighbor. With the Olympics just three weeks away, there'll be a lot to work out.