North Korean official says may be possible to co-host Asian Games with South Korea: Yonhap

North Korea cheerleaders wave the Korean unification flag ahead of the Pair Free Skating of the Figure Skating competition on Feb 15, 2018.
North Korea cheerleaders wave the Korean unification flag ahead of the Pair Free Skating of the Figure Skating competition on Feb 15, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be able to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with South Korea and make the North's Masikryong ski resort available for the Games, a North Korean official said on Tuesday (Feb 20) according to the South's Yonhap news agency.

Chang Ung, North Korea's representative on the International Olympic Committee, made the comments a few days after a South Korean provincial governor said Gangwon province, host for the current 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, was considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games.

The host city for the 2021 event has not been decided yet.