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North Korea, South Korea march together at Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony

It is the second such symbolic gesture this year by North Korea and South Korea, who also walked together at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

other sports Updated: Aug 18, 2018 20:30 IST
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The combined Koreas team march in during the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 18, 2018.(AP)

North and South Korea marched together behind the Korean Unification flag at the Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday, in the latest demonstration of their rapprochement. (OPENING CEREMONY LIVE UPDATES)

South Korean women’s basketball player Lim Yung-hui carried the blue and white flag as the Korean athletes paraded into Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium.

It is the second such symbolic gesture this year by the two Koreas, who also walked together at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony -- an event that heralded an unprecedented warming of ties.

The North and South, still technically at war, are also joining forces in women’s basketball, canoeing and rowing during the 40-sport, two-week regional Olympics.

First Published: Aug 18, 2018 18:42 IST