The winter Olympics are quickly approaching. The 2018 winter games will go from February 9th until February 25th, and take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Whether you're an avid Olympic games follower or not, you've most likely seen headlines buzzing with news about the games next month.
It was recently revealed that North Korea and South Korea will march under the same Olympic flag during the games. The news is a big deal, and has been met with a ton of mixed responses.
North Korea and South Korea will unify together for the winter Olympics, marching under a single flag.
BREAKING: South Korea says rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremony.— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1516193845.0
It's been quite a long time since the two Koreas have been in talks with one another.
North and South Korea will march under a single "unified Korea" flag at the Winter Olympics:… https://t.co/B6BR66UpAC— BBC Sport (@BBC Sport)1516213951.0
It means that hundreds of North Koreans will be let into South Korea for the games.
JUST IN: North and South Korea agree to march together under unified flag at Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Py… https://t.co/aaUU47kQPM— NBC News (@NBC News)1516195290.0
Not everyone is looking at this joint venture as a good thing.
North and South Korean athletes will march under a “unified Korea” flag at the Olympics. It's the most dramatic ges… https://t.co/CG0c1OcPK5— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1516208465.0
The hockey coach is not alone.
North Korea and South Korea will march under a unified flag at the Winter Olympics. Jean Lee, who once negotiated… https://t.co/3aVR1RPkre— Channel 4 News (@Channel 4 News)1516217413.0
The plan will also have to be approved by International Olympic Committee (IOC).
"We see this as an opportunity for the regime to see the value of ending its international isolation by denucleariz… https://t.co/l8h6fCfAA4— CBS News (@CBS News)1516215663.0
If the plan is approved, there are other hurdles to jump over.
Next month won't be the first time South and North Korea march as one in the Parade of Nations. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/GMjqmO76pJ— #TokyoOlympics (@#TokyoOlympics)1516210230.0
Not everyone is against the joining of North and South Korea for the games.South Korea's President Moon expressed that the joining could help improve the Koreas relations. As BBC News reports, that could "pave the way for the nuclear issue to be addressed and open the way to dialogue between the North and the US."
South Korea remains hopeful.
South Korea says it will march with North Korea under one flag at the Olympics opening ceremony… https://t.co/9myJEB3bd1— Bloomberg (@Bloomberg)1516196380.0
President Moon has been pushing for agreement between North and South Korea.
Sees North and South Korea trending. Finds out they're gonna walk out together in the Olympics https://t.co/QD0rsGhaPx— John Lee (@John Lee)1516206727.0