BIGBANG's Taeyang named honorary ambassador for PyeongChang 2018

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South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program.

After being officially named an honorary ambassador for the upcoming winter 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Big Bang member Taeyang will also be releasing a song to commemorate the Olympics.

According to the Korea Herald, he will discuss the possibility of North Korea hosting competitions at the Masikryong ski resort.

A North Korean taekwondo team will join South Korean athletes this weekend in a demonstration at the opening ceremony of the sport's world championships in Muju, South Korea.

Jong-hwan is also supposedly mulling over the idea of forming a singular inter-Korean women's ice hockey team for the 2018 Games.

"If the neighbouring countries in north-east Asia, including North and South Korea, can host the World Cup together, it would help to create peace", Moon said.

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The game would demand a large investment for infrastructure.

The comments which directly means that both Nations will field one hockey team would help in making the Olympic in South Korea a peaceful Olympics. The Games will be held on February 9-25, 2018.

The news comes amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, following the North Korean regime's missile tests, as well as the death of Otto Warmbier, a U.S. student who suffered severe neurological trauma while serving part of a 15-year sentence for stealing a political banner.

North Korea has made a decision to send its demonstration team to the World Taekwondo Championships, which will be held for three days from Saturday in Muju, North Jeolla Province. US officials arranged for his release last week, but Warmbier arrived home in OH in a coma-like state with severe brain damage.

North Korea's numerous missile launches that have been aimed to hit Japan or South Korea are also a concern for many worldwide sports communities, according to The New York Times.

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