S Korea eyes combined women's ice hockey team with North

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File: PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee President Lee Hee-Beom (L top) poses with players from South Korea (white) and North Korea (red).

File: PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee President Lee Hee-Beom (L top) poses with players from South Korea (white) and North Korea (red).

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File: PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee President Lee Hee-Beom (L top) poses with players from South Korea (white) and North Korea (red).

File: PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee President Lee Hee-Beom (L top) poses with players from South Korea (white) and North Korea (red).

SEOUL - South Korea is seeking to form a united women&39;s ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month&39;s Winter Olympics being hosted by the South, a senior Seoul official told Yonhap news agency on Friday.

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The comments came in an interview after Pyongyang said it agreed during inter-Korean talks this week to send a large delegation, including a cheering squad, to the games in Pyeongchang in South Korea.

Roh Tae-kang, South Korea&39;s second vice minister for culture, sports and tourism, who took part in Tuesday&39;s talks, said the South made the proposal for the combined team to the North.