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South and North Korea Will March Separately

Unlike at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Games, South and North Korea will not march together in the Opening Ceremonies, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said.

The two nations's political leaders refused to approve such an arrangement, Rogge said. He said he sent two personal letters to the presidents of both countries.

"This is not a joint march as we have seen in Sydney and Athens," Rogge said. "We have tried to have this in Beijing, but unfortunately it was not possible. Both national Olympic committees were in agreement; unfortunately the political powers both in the south and north did not agree. I regret this very much. This is a setback for peace and harmony and reunification."

By Amy Shipley  |  August 7, 2008; 6:55 AM ET
Categories:  Opening Ceremonies  
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