Olympics: NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

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South Korea's Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan raised the prospect working with North Korea in an effort to boost friendship. The dialogue with North Korea is a part of newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in's policy, aimed at reconciliation on the Korean peninsula.

What Pyongyang thinks of the proposals is not yet clear.

South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North.

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US broadcaster NBC is monitoring the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and so far does not expect to change its plans to send a more than 2,000-person workforce to the Winter Games in South Korea, NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in an interview on Thursday.

Choi Moon-soon, governor of Gangwon province, which will host the Pyeongchang Winter Games, told CNN that while hosting events in North Korea would be impossible, he will be meeting with a North Korean official next week.

The comments which directly means that both Nations will field one hockey team would help in making the Olympic in South Korea a peaceful Olympics.

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In a commentary Friday, North Korean state-controlled newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that if South Korea pursues peace with the North, it should "stop all hostilities", including sanctions.

"We are now reviewing all the ideas put forth by the government and we look forward to discussing this with the International Olympic Committee during their next visit", said Nancy Park, a Pyeongchang 2018 spokesperson.

"Sharing some Pyeongchang Olympics events with the North is simply out of question", he added.

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Tension has been high for months over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, and due to fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. "I hope many people will be able to express their dreams and passions through the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics".

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