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South Korean President Seeks Diplomatic Thaw With 2018 Olympic Games

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As tension mounts on the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in is looking ahead to an opportunity for North and South Korea to work together: the Winter Olympics, which are happening next year in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang. President Moon may be trying to recapture the spirit of past games, like the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, where North and South Korean athletes marched together during the opening ceremony.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti talks sports diplomacy and North-South cooperation with Andray Abrahamian (@Draylien), a senior adviser to Choson Exchange, a non-profit that trains North Koreans in economic policy and entrepreneurship.

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