NORTH KOREA will participate in all events at the Asian Games to be hosted in South Korea’s western port city of Incheon later this year, reports said today.
North Korean officials told South Korean reporters preparations are under way to compete in all events at the so-called Asiad games, according to pooled media reports from the current reunion of families divided by the Korean War.
South Korea have invited North Korea to participate in the games, which will run from Sept 19-Oct 4, through the Olympic Council of Asia, a body that governs all sports in Asia.
But there has been no formal confirmation of participation yet from North Korea’s rulers.
The North boycotted the 1988 Olympics hosted by Seoul but sent athletes and cheerleaders for the 2002 Asian Games in South Korea’s southern port city of Busan.