North Korea reverses decision to send cheerleaders to Asian GamesBy AP News Aug 29, 2014 4:40PM UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has scrapped an earlier decision to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea though it still plans to dispatch athletes to the games.
The announcement was made more than a month after talks between the rivals broke down due to alleged disputes over the size of the North’s athletic and cheering delegations and other issues.
Son Kwang Ho, vice chairman of the North’s Olympic Committee, was quoted as saying in state media Friday that his country will send 150 players, coaches, referees and other people to take part in 14 events in the games set for Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.
But Son says his country has decided not to send a cheering squad because South Korea is displeased with it.