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UN chief predicts joint Korean team at 2015 university event

Published on Oct 29, 2012 4:10 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed confidence that North and South Korea can field a joint team for the 2015 World University Games, local media reported on Monday.

The games are to be held the southwestern South Korean city Gwangju, and organisers have signed a cooperation agreement with the UN to help the countries form a unified team.

"We are exploring the possibility of the first-ever united Korean team to compete jointly at the event," Mr Ban told a forum in Seoul promoting sports diplomacy.

"(The games) will be a wonderful opportunity for students to come together for sports and culture, value and understanding.

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