N Korea to participate in Asian Games

SEOUL - North Korea will participate in all events at the Asian Games to be hosted in South Korea's western port city of Incheon later this year. North Korean officials told South Korean reporters that preparations are under way to compete in all events, according to pooled media reports from the current reunion of families divided by the Korean War. South Korea has invited North Korea to participate in the games, which will run from September 19 to October 4, through the Olympic Council of Asia, a body that governs all sports in Asia. But there has been no formal confirmation of participation yet from North's rulers. The North boycotted the 1988 Olympics hosted by Seoul but sent athletes and cheerleaders for the 2002 Asian Games in South Korea's southern port city of Busan.–AFP

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