DPRK officials arrive in South to prepare

Pyeongchang is also one of the country's coldest places. During winter cold air comes down from Russia and chills the area to about 35 degrees Fahrenheit and below

Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend.

Sunday's seven-member North Korean delegation, led by musician Hyon Song Wol, had been scheduled to visit on Saturday to check venues for performances by a 140-strong art troupe at the Olympics, but canceled just before the visit with no explanation.

Hyon wore a dark coat and fur muffler as she boarded the train without talking to throngs of journalists at the station.

Last week, President Moon Jae-in visited the National Training Center in Jincheon, 90 kilometers south of Seoul, and said a joint team would contribute to creating a "better chance" to develop inter-Korean relations.

The Feb. 9-25 Pyeongchang Games has given the world a little breather - the assumption being that missiles won't be flying at least for the duration of the games.

The idea of a joint women's ice hockey team has raised some eyebrows in the South, of course, because there are certain universals in the world of sports.

Referring to a detailed peace-making agreement between the rival countries announced Wednesday by South Korea's Unification Ministry, including a joint team in the women's hockey tournament, Adams said it was "great ... but these are discussions".

The delegation led by Hyon will inspect venues in Gangneung on Sunday and those in the capital Seoul on Monday before returning to the North on the same day.

The North a year ago staged a nuclear test and test-fired multiple long-range missiles believed to be capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

The North's ruler Kim Jong-Un also traded colorful personal insults and threats of war with US President Donald Trump, sparking fears of another conflict on the peninsula once devastated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

Kim, who had remained silent to repeated calls by Seoul to take part in the Olympics, abruptly announced an intention to join in his New Year address. The agreement was in the "true Olympic spirit of respect and friendship", he said.

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