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    North Korea not on the tatami at Olympic Games

    7 Apr 2021 07:05

       IJF Gabriela Sabau / International Judo Federation
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    North Korea has announced it will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics this year, saying the decision is to protect its athletes from Covid-19. The decision puts an end to South Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with the North amid stalled cross-border talks. At the 2018 Judo World Championships in Baku Korea had a joint Mixed team.

    The announcement makes North Korea the first major country to skip the delayed 2020 Games because of the pandemic. The event is due to begin on 23 July.

    This will be the first time North Korea has missed a Summer Olympics since 1988, when it boycotted the Seoul Games during the Cold War. North Korea has taken stringent measures against the virus since it broke out last year.

    North and South Korea are technically still at war because no peace treaty was signed when the Korean War ended in 1953.

    In 2019 Jin A Kim won three World Tour events in her U57kg category and is the highest seeded athlete (WRL-27). Lightweight Yu Sun Jon won in Hohhot in 2019 and those 700 points still count, but the decision prevents these athletes from an attempt to qualify for the Games.

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