North Korea is not currently part of the 2024 project despite earlier hopes of cooperation between the neighboring countries. The fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympics would be the first held outside Europe. Austria and Norway hosted previous editions.
The South Korean proposal includes the cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung, which were the hub of the 2018 Olympics. North Korea could yet be involved “if the conditions are right,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.
The IOC executive board also agreed to add the new sports of baseball5, a street version of the game with five players per team, and wushu, a Chinese martial art, to the program for the 2022 Youth Olympics in Dakar, Senegal. Those games will be held from late-October into November.
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