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South Korea proposes joint march, hockey team with North at

AFP  |  Seoul 

has proposed marching together with at next month's opening ceremony and also forming a joint women's team, a minister said today.

The proposal was made during Tuesday's inter-Korean talks, where confirmed it would attend the Pyeongchang following months of tensions over its nuclear weapons programme.

"We made various proposals including the fielding of a joint women's team and a joint march into the Olympic stadium," South Korea's minister Roh Tae- Kang said, according to agency.

The proposals were not made public at the time.

A joint march at the opening ceremony would be a stunning statement for the "Peace Olympics", which will open about 50 miles (80 kilometres) from the Korean border on February 9.

The two Koreas, who are still technically at war, marched together at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2004 Games and the 2006 in

boycotted in Seoul, meaning Pyeongchang will be the first Olympics they have attended in the South.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 16:40 IST