As the recent manoeuvring surrounding the North Korean participation in the Pyeongchang Games suggest, sport in the Korean context still cannot be separated from politics. Illustration: Craig Stephens

How the long road to a unified Korean Olympic team began in Hong Kong

Brian Bridges says the first attempt to field a joint team led to bilateral talks in Hong Kong in 1963, the first such talks since the Korean war. This and other failed attempts over the years show that politics and sport are inextricably linked

Topic |   Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

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As the recent manoeuvring surrounding the North Korean participation in the Pyeongchang Games suggest, sport in the Korean context still cannot be separated from politics. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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