Despite the fact that the two countries are still officially at war, North and South Korea will make a joint bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, where they hope to compete as one country. While the rest of the world has a meltdown over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the South seems determined to resolve its differences peacefully.


[The two countries] have informed International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge they will both back the bid of South Korean city Pyeongchang.

As part of the deal a unified Korean team will take part in 2014, but they hope to have a combined team in place in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended without a peace treaty.

In 1964, an attempt was made to form a joint team but political and military tensions ended any hopes of such a deal.

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