South and North Korean Tae Kwon Do Teams to Put on Demonstration at Vatican

Hyo Kyung Kim, May 9, 2018, 8:25 a.m.

A joint taekwondo performance will be held at the Vatican next month, World Taekwondo, an international body governing the sport, said on Tuesday. Participants from the two Koreas will give a demonstration in front of Pope Francis during the annual World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series in Rome from June 1 to June 3.

The inter-Korean event was arranged at the invitation of the International Olympic Committee. Taekwondo has been one of the most active mutual exchanges between the two Koreas through sports.

There have already been several similar joint events including the ones at the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, North Jeolla Province in June last year and the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province early this year.


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