UN SPORT ADVISOR ENDS NORTH KOREA TRIP

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SEOUL: A United Nations sports advisor left North Korea on Tuesday after a trip which followed Seoul’s proposal to field a unified Korean team for the 2015 Summer Universiade, state media said. Wilfried Lemke, the special advisor on sport for development and peace to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, was in the North for a four-day visit, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. Organizers of the university sporting event to be held in the South Korean city of Gwangju said they had won approval for a joint Korean team last week from the International University Sports Federation. They wanted Lemke to act as mediator between the frosty neighbors.

AFP

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