Ban Ki-moon

Cyr: South Korea Winter Olympics win demonstrates long-term strategy

Cyr: South Korea Winter Olympics win demonstrates long-term strategy

A "turning point" toward peace is how South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo describes the Winter Olympics , which his country is hosting. In a major breakthrough, North Korea is sending athletes to the games.

Teams form both North and South Korea will march together in the opening ceremonies. Display of a special blue and white Korea unity flag is planned.

Cooperation goes beyond ceremonial marching. Women's ice hockey teams from North and South Korea will compete as a single unit.

The success of South Korea in securing the February Winter Olympics is a major victory with global implications, including but reaching well beyond the world of competitive...

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