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S Korea's Moon and North's ceremonial head of state to attend

AFP  |  Seoul 

South Korean Moon Jae-in and the North's ceremonial Kim Nam will together attend the unified Korean women's team's first match at today, a report said.

The two men will jointly support the team in the evening match in Gangneung against Switzerland, the agency reported, citing Seoul's presidential

It did not mention Kim Yo Jong, the young but influential sister of the North's Kim Jong Un, who is also part of Pyongyang's delegation and has been the focus of widespread attention.

The report could not immediately be confirmed, but pictures showed both Kim Nam and at railway station taking a high-speed train to Gangneung -- along with the South's unification minister, who is in charge of relations with the North.

"We are not giving any information on the itinerary of Moon in advance," a told AFP.

The unified women's team is the first time the two Koreas will compete on the same side for 27 years, and comes after their athletes marched together behind a unification flag at Friday's opening ceremony.

But the team's formation has provoked a backlash in the South, with critics saying was depriving its own citizens of the chance to compete on the Olympic stage in its attempts to engage with the North.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 14:40 IST