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North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un To Send Team To Next 2 Olympic Games

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| March 31 , 2018 , 13:32 IST

Kim Jong Un is committed to send his athletes to the next two Olympic Games in 2020 and 2024, said International Olympic Committee’s, Chief Thomas Bach.

Bach met Kim Jong Un in a rare meeting in Pyongyang on Saturday.

"They announced (to) us that they will definitely participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as well at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022" and all editions of the Youth Olympic Games, Bach said.

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"And this commitment was fully supported by the supreme leader of DPRK," he said, using the official abbreviation for the country.

"The IOC will make a proposal for a potential joint march, for potential other joint activities for Tokyo and maybe also for Beijing, at the appropriate time," he added.

Bach also said the IOC will make a proposal for a "potential joint march" and other shared activities between the North and South Korean teams at the Tokyo games.

As the two nations participated in the recently concluded Winter Games 2018 in Pyeongchang, this move is parallel to the direction in which the two countries are heading with their diplomacy.