Koreas to field joint teams in 4 sports at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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LAUSANNE. KAZINFORM South Korea and North Korea will organize unified teams in four sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, officials announced Friday.

So the main theme for the training workshop will be the implementation of the Convention on the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage and use of Historic Urban Landscape approach. Participants will discuss an opportunity to involve more people in heritage management, and raise awareness among related organizations, Yonhap reports.

Ministries of Culture representatives, professional experts and site managers will take part in the event. The active participation of the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, will lead to better protection of the historical heritage and treat them with respect.
After a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, representatives from the Koreas agreed to form joint teams in women's basketball, women's field hockey, rowing and judo in Tokyo.

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Summer Olympics in which the Koreas will have unified teams. At last year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, the two Koreas had a joint team in women's ice hockey.

Also in 2018, the Koreas competed as one in women's basketball, rowing and canoeing at the Asian Games in Indonesia. They combined for one gold and two bronze medals in dragon boat, which is a canoeing discipline, and for the silver in women's basketball.

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