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North Korea Has Agreed To Participate In Next 2 Olympic Games

North Korea has agreed to participate in the next two Olympic Games.
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North Korea Has Agreed To Participate In Next 2 Olympic Games

North Korea has agreed to participate in the next two Olympic Games — the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. 

The announcement came after International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach sat down with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un Friday. 

Bach said in a statement that he thinks the joint march with North and South Korean athletes at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games "sent a strong message of peace." He said the North's participation in future Olympics can help lead to a peaceful future on the Korean peninsula. 

The two countries are already on a more peaceful track after the 2018 Winter Olympics and will participate in their first summit in more than a decade on April 27.