IOC Welcomes North Korean Olympic Overture

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed on Tuesday the possibility of North Korea competing at next month's Pyeongchang Games in South Korea and said the invitation remained open. A spokesman said the IOC "welcomes the mutual intention" of the two governments to start direct talks about North Korean athletes participating in the Feb 9-25 Games. "In this context, the IOC continues its discussions with the NOC [national Olympic committee] of DPRK [North Korea]," he added. "To...

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