Tokyo 2020 Olympics: North and South Korea's delegates meet with IOC to discuss better training programs, combined team

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says on Friday the delegations from Korea 'are very much interested in having some joint actions' in Tokyo

FP Sports February 15, 2019 16:45:12 IST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: North and South Korea's delegates meet with IOC to discuss better training programs, combined team
  • The IOC is hosting delegations from North and South Korea to try and help North Korea take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games through better training programs or a combined team

  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says on Friday the delegations

  • On Thursday, the World Anti-Doping Agency ruled North Korea's testing program was non-compliant for failing to meet international standards, raising questions about how its athletes are tested

Lausanne: The IOC is hosting delegations from North and South Korea to try and help North Korea take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games through better training programs or a combined team.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics North and South Koreas delegates meet with IOC to discuss better training programs combined team

North Korea's Olympic Committee President and sports minister Kim Il Guk, left, talks to South Korean Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, right, at the meeting with the IOC. AP

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says on Friday the delegations "are very much interested in having some joint actions" in Tokyo.

“Following the bilateral conversations we had yesterday, we are taking note that both are very much interested in having some joined actions in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with a joined march and some unified teams in different sports,” Bach said at the start of a meeting between the IOC and North and South Korean officials in Lausanne.

He adds they expressed the "intention and the will" to organize the Summer Games in 2032.

On Thursday, the World Anti-Doping Agency ruled North Korea's testing program was non-compliant for failing to meet international standards, raising questions about how its athletes are tested.

With inputs from Agencies.

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