South Korea says tensions should not hurt Olympic bid

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November 26, 2010 13:23

 
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BELGRADE, Serbia — The head of South Korea's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics said Friday that tensions on the Asian peninsula should not damage the country's chances of hosting the event.

Pyeongchang bid chairman Cho Yang-ho said "unfortunately we have lived with the tensions for 60 years, but it has not hurt our ability to stage big sports events."

Tensions have increased between North and South Korea since the North's strike Tuesday destroyed large parts of an island in the South, killing two civilians as well as two marines in a major escalation of sporadic skirmishes along the sea border.

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