Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

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Visitors hang ribbons and unification flags wishing for reunification of the two Koreas on a border wire fence Thursday at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea and South Korea.
Korea’s flag-bearers Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy.
Pak Jung Chul, left, a North Korea’s Judo coach, and Chung Eun-sun, a South Korean basketball player, carry a flag representing a united Korea into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Sydney. Eighteen years later, now, the Koreas are pushing to produce a similar drama during the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics. But they haven’t generated as much enthusiastic supports as they had both at home and abroad.

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

Visitors hang ribbons and unification flags wishing for reunification of the two Koreas on a border wire fence Thursday at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea and South Korea.
Korea’s flag-bearers Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy.
Pak Jung Chul, left, a North Korea’s Judo coach, and Chung Eun-sun, a South Korean basketball player, carry a flag representing a united Korea into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Sydney. Eighteen years later, now, the Koreas are pushing to produce a similar drama during the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics. But they haven’t generated as much enthusiastic supports as they had both at home and abroad.