North Korea offers talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics

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The Pyeongchang Olympics, which start on February 9, coincide with high tensions on the Korean Peninsula due to North Korean nuclear tests and contentious exchanges between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes.

The funding body is confident that a vast increase in investment over the four-year cycle from £14m to £32m will result in the best ever Winter Games for the country's Olympians and the most successful in 30 years for its Paralympians.

Britain won four medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics, equalling the 1924 haul from Chamonix, but the Sochi haul could rise following the Russian doping scandal.

"The team has had to overcome adversity already this season and I have no doubt that all of the athletes and their support team have the character and talent to perform at their best in PyeongChang and do Bruce proud".

"We know that our goals for any Games are always ambitious", Warr continued. "I think they can get four to five gold medals in short-track alone", Sun said. It is high risk, it has high reward, it has high stakes in a very competitive arena.

Germany looks set to benefit the most in Russia's absence, picking up an additional five medals in total to top the virtual medal table.

According to the Independent, an "offer has been made" by South Korean delegates to walk hand-in-hand with athletes from the hermit kingdom during the prestigious opening ceremonies; possibly ushering in the games under a "unified Korean flag". For the Pyeongchang hockey competition, Roh said South Korea wouldn't cut home-grown players from its squad in favour of North Koreans.

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