North and South Korea agreed to form their first-ever joint Olympics team

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North and South Korea have agreed to form their first-ever joint Olympics team and march together under a “unification flag” at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games next month.

The breakthrough on Wednesday follows a year of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, amid several missile launches and a purported test of a hydrogen bomb by the North.

The South Korea’s Yonhap news agenc quoting a joint statement by officials from both countries said the two countries will field a single women’s ice hockey Olympics team.

Both Koreas have appeared together at the openings of previous Olympic Games, but this would be the first joint team in one sport.

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