IOC disappointed UN won’t grant North Korea sports exemption

first_imgIn this Thursday, July 26, 2018, photo, girls dance in a studio at the Mangyongdae Children’s Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. Mangyongdae Children’s Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.The International Olympic Committee’s request was rejected by the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Laos committing over $1 million to Asian Games campaign Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Bach says “this makes it more difficult for the IOC to accomplish its mission to bring athletes from all over the world together to promote understanding and friendship regardless of political background or any other differences.”In a statement, Bach added that “it is all the more disappointing because the exemption asked for the easing of restrictions on sporting equipment only for a very limited number of athletes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The IOC played a key role in allowing North Korea to participate in the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea this year. Bach says the IOC will “continue to contribute to peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and beyond through sport.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Read Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img