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Friday, 19 May 2017 - 11:43
Athletes to travel through demilitarized zone
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North Korean athletes will be allowed to travel through the demilitarised no-go zone into South Korea as a symbolic peace gesture before next year's Winter Olympic Games, organisers have promised.

The 4km-wide zone has huge numbers of armed troops stationed on both sides and no movement of people is allowed between the two.

But Pyeongchang 2018 organising committee chief Hee-Beom Lee said athletes from the North would be able to arrive by road.

The demilitarised zone established at the end of the Korean War in 1953, will mean support staff and fans will still have to travel from the North by ship.

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