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North Korean Ice Hockey Players Cross The Border Into The South

Twelve North Korean ice hockey players arrived in South Korea on Thursday to start training for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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North Korean Ice Hockey Players Cross The Border Into The South

Athletes from North Korea have crossed the border into the South to train ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

A dozen members of the North Korean women's ice hockey team arrived in South Korea on Thursday. They'll join South Korean players to form a unified team for the Winter Games.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have eased recently. The countries agreed to march together at the opening ceremony under a unified flag, and North Korea told its citizens to promote reunification with the South.

North Korean skiers and ice skaters are expected to arrive in the coming days. In total, 22 athletes from North Korea will travel to Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the Winter Olympics.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.