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(Asian Games) Unified Korean teams' races in rowing, canoeing not available on TV

All Headlines 16:35 August 13, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Yonhap) -- When South and North Korea compete as one in rowing and canoeing races at the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, viewers in South Korea won't be able to follow the action on television.

The Korean Broadcasters Association (KBA) said Monday that no feed for canoeing sprint and rowing events will be available during the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

In this file photo from July 31, 2018, members of the unified Korean lightweight men's eight rowing team prepare for their practice at Chungju Tangeum Lake International Rowing Center in Chungju, 150 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

The Koreas have assembled joint teams in the men's and women's dragon boat racing, which is a canoeing discipline, and three events in rowing. The KBA said there will be no International Signal production for these events, along with a few matches or events in volleyball, baseball, football, yacht, modern pentathlon, golf, soft tennis and cycling.

According to the KBA, the decision was made by the local organizing committee and South Korea's rights-holding broadcasters had no say in the process.

In addition to canoeing and rowing, the Koreas will have a unified team in women's basketball, and those matches will be available on TV here.

In this file photo from July 31, 2018, members of the unified Korean dragon boat racing team train at Chungju Tangeum Lake International Rowing Center in Chungju, 150 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

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