• Short Summary

    KOREA WILL BE ONE NATION AGAIN - FOR NEXT YEAR'S OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO. THE?

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    KOREA WILL BE ONE NATION AGAIN - FOR NEXT YEAR'S OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO. THE DECISION TO UNITE IN SPORT WAS TAKEN AT LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, TODAY (THURSDAY) WHERE TEN DELEGATES FROM NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA MET AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE.

    CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING WAS MR. MOHAMMED TAHER, PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE, MR AVERY BRUNDAGE. THE NORTH KOREAN DELEGATION WAS LED BY KIM JONG HONG, AND THE SOUTHERN KOREAN DELEGATION BY KIM JIN KOO. THE I.O.C. CHANCELLOR, MR OTTO MAYER, PLAYED A PROMINENT PART AT THE MEETING.

    AGREEMENT WAS REACHED ON ALL OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS EXCEPT THE FLAG UNDER WHICH THE KOREAN TEAM WILL APPEAR. THIS ISSUE WILL GO BEFORE OTHE I.O.C. EXECUTIVE LATER. SINCE THE MOSCOW CONGRESS OF THE I.O.C. IN 1961 WHEN IT WAS DECIDED TO TRY AND FORM A SINGLE KOREAN TEAM, THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO AGREE TO MEET AS RECOMMENDED IN SEOUL AND PYONGYANG, THEIR RESPECTIVE CAPITALS. TODAY'S MEETING WAS A COMPROMISE SOLUTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABX4O5H1IUFD9UUT7TML077Q7Y
    Media URN:
    VLVABX4O5H1IUFD9UUT7TML077Q7Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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