Seoul pushes for N. Korean athletes’ participation in 100th National Sports Festival in 2019
SEOUL, The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday that it will push to invite North Korean athletes to participate in the 100th Korean National Sports Festival scheduled to be held in the South Korean capital from Oct. 4-10, 2019.
Unveiling the emblem and mascot of the centennial national sports event, the Seoul government said that the participation of North Korean athletes will help elevate next year's sports meet into an inter-Korean "peace festival."
For that purpose, Seoul's officials in charge in inter-Korean exchanges visited North Korea from Oct. 24-27 to discuss cross-border cooperation in sports and humanitarian assistance, it said.
Source: Yonhap News Agency