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(Olympics) Two Koreas to carry their own flags at closing ceremony

All Headlines 19:59 February 25, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) -- South and North Korea will not carry a unified flag at the closing ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, an official with the South's Olympic delegation said Sunday.

The official, who asked for anonymity, said the South Korean flag will be carried by speed skater Lee Seung-hoon, who won the gold medal in the inaugural men's mass start on Saturday, during the closing ceremony, while the North Korean flagbearer will be Kim Ju-sik, who competed in pairs figure skating with Ryom Tae-ok at the Olympics.

The closing ceremony of the games is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Olympic Stadium in the town, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul.

The two Koreas had a joint march at the opening ceremony on Feb. 9, with South Korean bobsledder Won Yun-jong and North Korean hockey player Hwang Chung-gum carrying the Korean Unification flag together, showing moments of unification in the name of sports.

This photo shows the Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the venue for the closing ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics on Feb. 25, 2018. (Yonhap)

kdon@yna.co.kr
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