In hosting Winter Olympics, South Korea may ask for help - from North Korea
June 22, 2017
In a couple of months, South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, about 40 miles from the Demilitarized Zone. The country may ask for a little help, too: from North Korea.
This week, the country’s sports minister said that he’ll ask North Korea to host some of the ski events at Masikryong, a resort about three hours from Pyongyang. The complex, opened in 2014, offers 70 miles of slopes on a 4,000-foot mountain. Do Jong-hwan said he’s also considering an inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team, an effort to make the 2018 Games a “peace Olympics,” he said.