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Olympic Committee 'regrets' North Korea sports goods ban

AFP  |  Lausanne 

The expressed regret today after the refused to lift a ban on sports goods exports to

The UN's sanctions committee yesterday approved measures allowing and UN bodies to gain exemption status from sanctions adopted to end North Korea's nuclear programme.

Sporting goods were excluded, however.

"The IOC has noted with regret that the Security Council Sanctions Committee has not granted an exemption on sporting goods for North Korean athletes," the IOC said in a statement.

"This makes it more difficult for the IOC to accomplish its mission to bring athletes from all over the world together to promote understanding and friendship regardless of political background or any other differences."

The IOC was active in paving the way for isolated to take part in this year's Winter Olympics, staged in Pyeongchang, South Korea, triggering a thaw in inter-Korean ties.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 18:15 IST