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N.K.'s 280-member delegation to travel to S. Korea this week ahead of Olympics

Sport 06.02.2018 | 12:38
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SEOUL, 6 February (BelTA - Yonhap) - A 280-member North Korean delegation including cheerleaders and taekwondo demonstrators will travel to South Korea this week ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said Tuesday.

The delegation led by Sports Minister Kim Il-guk will come to the South around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday via a western cross-border land route, the ministry added.

The team consists of four officials from the National Olympic Committee, 229 cheerleaders, 26 taekwondo demonstrators and 21 journalists, the government said.

Meanwhile, North Korea's taekwondo demonstrators will hold a joint performance with their South Korean counterparts on four occasions to celebrate the Feb. 9-25 Winter Games.

The first demonstration will be held as a pre-ceremony event in PyeongChang, the host city of the Olympics, on Friday, followed by one in Sokcho the following day and two others in Seoul on Monday and Feb. 14.

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