North Korea says it's considering proposal for united Korean women's hockey team, Yonhap reports

The North Korean flag is seen at mast past barbed wire fencing.
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The North Korean flag is seen at mast past barbed wire fencing.

North Korea's International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said it is considering South Korea's proposal for a united female hockey team, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

South Korea's unification ministry and sports and tourism ministry both said they have no knowledge of the matter.

A senior South Korean official said on Friday that Seoul is seeking to form a joint women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by
the South.