The Olympics are continuing to play a role in the rapprochement between North and South Korea, with the countries announcing Wednesday they intend to launch a combined bid for the 2032 Summer Games.
The plan was included in a joint statement following a Pyongyang summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Kim’s offer to shut down a nuclear missile testing and launch site made the biggest headlines, but the Olympics have been a significant part of the warming North-South relationship.
Earlier this year, the nations cooperated when South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Games, with athletes from the North marching in the opening ceremony and participating in a number of sports.
The leaders’ statement offered no details on the potential campaign for 2032, which could also attract candidate cities from Germany, Australia and India.