Olympics unite (some) athletes from warring countries
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 - 16:48
The Olympic Summer Games’ power of unification is so strong that it can apparently bring together North and South Korea – at least briefly.
During a gymnastics training session on Thursday, a Reuters photographer captured a photo of Lee Eun-Ju of South Korea posing with Hong Un Jong of North Korea for a selfie.
Lee, 17, and Hong, 27, are both individual qualifiers, as their teams didn’t make the Olympic cut.
Hong won the gold medal in vault at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She did not compete in 2012, when all North Korean gymnasts were banned due to an age controversy surrounding her sister.
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