Arch foes South and North Koreas are inching closer with a joint bid for the hosting rights of the 2032 Olympic Games. North and South Korea are set to deliver a letter of intent to the International Olympic Committee in February next year, expressing their interest in jointly bidding to host the 2032 Olympic Games, South Korea’s sports ministry has said.
“We tried to deliver the letter of intent to the IOC in early January, but North Korea has yet to confirm its schedule. IOC President Thomas Bach then asked whether the two Koreas could visit the IOC headquarters on February 15,” A South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism official has confirmed.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting at Pyongyang in September hadagreed to submit a joint bid for hosting the Olympic Games.
The two countries has also issued a joint statement on their understanding to “participate jointly” in international sportscompetitions, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The two nations had also marched together at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games this year and fielded combine team for the women’s ice hockey competition. International Olympic Committee is credited with establishing the truce.