Seoul footing record $2.5M tab for North Korea at 2018 Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea --- How much was it worth to Seoul for hundreds of North Koreans to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics? Try $2.5 million. According to South Korea's Unification Ministry, that's the record amount the country has allotted to pay the bills of more than 400 North Koreans, only 22 of whom were athletes, at the Pyeongchang Games. The North's performers --- a 140-member orchestra with vocalists and dancers, an all-female 229-member cheering squad and a demonstration taekwondo team --- have been a major attraction at and around the Games. That's both because their presence itself is seen as a sign of eased tensions after a very rough year and because of...Keep on reading: Seoul footing record $2.5M tab for North Korea at 2018 Olympics

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