May 29, 2024
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Olympic feat? North Korea hints athletes may return to international competition

Officials meet to talk boosting performance in what expert calls sign of ‘reorienting’ society for post-COVID reopening

North Korea’s Olympic committee met last week and announced new performance and compliance standards last Friday, a sign that the country’s athletes may be preparing to return to international competition after years of pandemic isolation.

The DPRK was barred from Olympic competition last year after it was a no-show at the Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021. Pyongyang has disallowed its athletes from competing abroad since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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