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Koreas agree to joint Olympic team

It would be a first; also, athletes to parade together at games, last done in 2007

By Hyung-Jim Kim The Associated Press

This article was originally published January 18, 2018 at 3:30 a.m. Updated January 18, 2018 at 3:30 a.m.

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North Korean officials (left) shake hands with South Korean Unification Ministry officials Wednesday in the border village of Panmunjom after reaching agreement to field a unified Olympic team with their athletes parading together when the games open next month at Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said.

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