However, others fear of which South Korea has fallen for a North Korean charm offensive as well as also warned the international community not to be complacent.
So how could North Korean participation at the Games play out?
Which North Korean athletes are likely to attend?
The nations have also agreed to form a joint North as well as also South Korean women’s ice hockey team, as well as also North Korea plans to send its 230-member strong “cheer squad” to support its athletes.
North as well as also South Korean skiers will train together at the Masikryong Ski Resort resort in North Korea before the Olympics start — although North Korea skiers aren’t likely to compete.
In addition to the athletes, an art troupe, a 30-strong North Korean Taekwondo demonstration team as well as also a press corp will travel south, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung told reporters in Seoul.
A delegation of 150 North Korean athletes as well as also supporters will attend the Paralympics, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said.
How are South Koreans reacting to the North’s participation?
Many South Koreans have welcomed the talks as well as also the perceived reduction in tensions however of which’s not been universally welcomed.
“of which’s hard because the players have earned their spots as well as also they think they deserve to go to the Olympics. Then you have people being added later. of which definitely affects our players,” said Murray.
Previously, South Korean Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan as well as also South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon have both said of which adding North Koreans to the team won’t affect their Southern teammates’ playing time, however using a limited roster — only 22 players — some South Korean players look set to miss their chance to play on one of their sport’s biggest stages, as well as also in front of a home crowd.
How do additional countries feel about the North Korean delegation taking part?
Some of Seoul’s allies are voicing concern Pyongyang may be using the talks to buy time to pursue its weapons program.
“I believe of which North Korea wants to buy some time to continue their nuclear as well as also missile programs,” Kono said at the Vancouver meeting. “of which’s not the time to ease pressure towards North Korea.”