January 25, 2018 / 12:59 AM / in 5 months

North Korean ice hockey players arrive in South Korea for joint Olympics practice: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - Fifteen North Korean hockey players crossed the border into South Korea on Thursday on their way to their first practice as part of a joint women’s Olympic team with South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported.

The Olympic rings are pictured at the Alpensia resort for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The two Koreas agreed during rare talks to form a combined women’s ice hockey team to take part in next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and march together under a unified peninsula flag at the opening ceremony.

Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Paul Tait

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