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>> North Korea may take part in the next two Olympic Games. The first in Japan in 2020, and later in China's 2022 games. The news was confirmed after North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, met with the International Olympic Committed President on Saturday. He traveled to Pyongyang on Thursday.
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>> The mission of the International Olympic Committee always to build the bridges. And by building these bridges through sport, we hope that we can also make a contribution to the ongoing political talks.>> Reuters' Ben Blanchard says it's a suggestive lead for North Korea.>> This does seem to be the next sort of step in North Korea's effort really to portray itself in a more positive way to the international community after last few months of saber-rattling.
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>> The visits, this comes after joint Korea's team in this year's Pyongyang Winter Games, helps ease tensions over the Korean Peninsula. And recent breakthroughs in communication between the North and South with a possible face to face meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump in the works. But the IOC's announcement should be taken with a grain of salt for now.
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>> Looking forward, it's extremely hard to know how this is going to happen. You have unpredictable leaders in both the White House in Washington, and also in Pyongyang. So being able to say now with any certainty that North Koreans are gonna show up at the 2020 games and then the 2022 games, it's a bit brave man to say that's definitely going to happen.
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>> The first high level summit between the two Koreas in more than a decade is expected to occur in April.