The International Olympic Board (IOC) has actually not talked about choosing the unified Korean hockey team for the Nobel tranquility reward, the body’s representative claimed on Tuesday after an IOC participant claimed she had actually gotten assistance for the concept.
” From an IOC management degree there’s been no factor to consider whatsoever of this,” representative Mark Adams claimed.
Angela Ruggiero, an American IOC exec participant as well as previous Olympic hockey gold champion, had actually claimed various other IOC participants articulated assistance for the concept after she recommended it.
” We ought to acknowledge them [the unified hockey team] in some capability. Whether it’s the Nobel tranquility reward or another thing … it is worthy of some type of acknowledgment,” she claimed.
‘ Tranquility Olympics’
North as well as South Korean gamers have actually been playing in a unified Oriental hockey group at this year’s Wintertime Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The historical choice belonged to a wider initiative by Seoul as well as Pyongyang to improve ties following heightened tensions following North Korea’s ballistic rocket as well as nuclear tools examinations at the end of 2017.
On Monday, the sis of North Oriental leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo Jong, met South Korean President Moon Jae In throughout a hockey video game in between the combined Korea group as well as Switzerland.
Jong, who subsequently invited Moon to visit Pyongyang, was the initial participant of the North’s judgment empire to see the South considering that completion break out of the Oriental Battle in 1950.
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