Wrestlers compete at the Korea Open Ssireum Festival in Andong, South Korea. Photo: AFP

North and South Korea win heritage status for traditional wrestling with joint Unesco bid

  • The two Koreas had originally filed separate applications for their traditional form of wrestling to be recognised on the world heritage list
  • Although it is common for countries to jointly submit bids, the North and South have typically been in competition for adding new items
Topic |   North Korea

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Wrestlers compete at the Korea Open Ssireum Festival in Andong, South Korea. Photo: AFP
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