Tag Archives: PyeongChang 2018

The Olympic Games: an architect of peace for the Korean Peninsula?

At the beginning of the year, Sports Shorts covered the developments between North Korea and South Korea as the countries negotiated North Korea’s participation in the PyeongChang WinterOlympics. The 2018 Winter Olympics was a success; to summarise: The athletes from North and South Korea marched together under the Korean unification flag during the opening ceremony; … Continue Reading

PyeongChang 2018: no thaw in frosty relationship between the NHL and the IOC

The XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are now well underway in what are reported to be some of the coldest and most treacherous conditions yet for a Games to be held in. Great Britain’s darling of short track speed skating and current World Champion, Elise Christie, agonisingly crashed out of the 500m final today meaning … Continue Reading

North Korea, South Korea and the Olympic Games

Despite increased tension and growing hostility in the region, an agreement has been reached in respect of North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. On 9 January, the two countries met in their first high-level meeting in over two years to discuss North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics. South Korea … Continue Reading
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