N Korea will not go to Olympics

7 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

N Korea will not go to Olympics

North Korea will not attend this year’s Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pyongyang’s sports ministry said, dashing Seoul’s hopes of using the Games to restart talks with its nuclear-armed neighbour. North Korea’s Olympic Committee “decided not to participate in the 32nd Olympic Games in order to protect players from the world public health crisis caused by Covid-19”, said the Sports in the DPR Korea website, run by the sports ministry in Pyongyang.  The announcement -- dated Monday -- reported a meeting of the national Olympic committee on March 25.


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