North Korea suspended for missing the Tokyo Olympics – North Korea is suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) until the end of 2022, meaning it will miss the Beijing Winter Olympics, for not sending a team to the last Tokyo Olympics.

“The National Olympic Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is suspended until the end of 2022 as a result of its unilateral decision not to participate (at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics),” said IOC President Thomas Bach.

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach. [ANTARA/Kyodo-via REUTERS/Phil Noble].

Bach said the decision meant that the North Korean Olympic Committee (PRK NOC) would not receive financial support during the suspension and would definitively lose support.

Even so, Bach said the IOC reserves the right to make a decision on any North Korean athletes who qualify for Beijing 2022 and reconsider the duration of the country’s suspension.

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North Korea is the only country not to send athletes to Tokyo, and the IOC said it had been warned of the consequences for not participating.

“Throughout the process, the CRP NOC was given a fair opportunity to be heard, and received a very clear warning about the consequences of its position, and the fact that any violation of the Olympic Charter will ultimately expose the CRP NOC to the actions and sanctions provided for in the Olympic Charter,” the council said. IOC executive.

The IOC said it had long talks and offered North Korea solutions, including a vaccine, but those steps were “systematically rejected” by the country’s Olympic committee.


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