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Asian Games: North Korea will take part in Incheon in September, say reports

Published on Feb 24, 2014 7:08 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea will participate in all sports at the Asian Games to be hosted in South Korea's western port city of Incheon later this year, reports said on Monday.

North Korean officials told South Korean reporters that preparations are under way to compete in all sports at the so-called Asiad, according to pooled media reports from the current reunion of families divided by the Korean War.

South Korea has invited North Korea to participate in the Games, which will run from Sept 19 to Oct 4, through the Olympic Council of Asia, a body that governs all sports in Asia.

But there has been no formal confirmation of participation yet from North Korea's rulers.

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