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SKoreans relieved after NKorean skaters qualify for Games

SKoreans relieved after NKorean skaters qualify for Games”

His free skate routine, where he was placed third, gave him the points needed (148.74) to place in the top seven to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The South Korean ice dance tandem of Min Yu-ra and Alexander Gamelin secured a spot Saturday for the host country at next year's Winter Olympics. The Moon administration has been pushing for the Koreas to come together at the home event to boost inter-Korean relationssuch as competing together, or at least entering the opening ceremony under one flag.

Speaking at a forum in Berlin on Friday, the vice minister said the government will work with the International Olympic Committee to ensure the North's participation.

Tensions in the region have been heightened since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent two ballistic missiles over Japan and also set off his sixth, most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

"It widens the room for more talks regarding North Korea's potential Olympic participation, including inviting its organised cheering groups", Sung said, referring to state-sponsored supporters Pyongyang frequently sends to worldwide events. This was the last Olympic qualifying competition, and the top six teams from countries not already qualified each earned a spot at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Some North Korean short-track speed skaters may also have an outside shot at qualifying in the coming weeks, Sung said. Pyeongchang's organizers and the International Olympic Committee are also discussing granting special entries for North Korean athletes in some sports so that more of them could participate. IOC President Thomas Bach has expressed hope North Korea will take part.



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