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Koreas to March Together During University Games Ceremonies

Athletes from North and South Korea will march together under a "unification flag" during the opening and closing ceremonies of next month's World University Games in South Korea. The agreement was worked out during working-level talks between the two Koreas at the Diamond Mountain resort on North Korea's east coast. The "unification flag" is a white flag with a blue image of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea will send 200 athletes and officials and a 310-member cheering squad to the Games, which run August 21-31 in Daegu, South Korea. South Korea will pay the expenses for the North Korean athletes.

The Korean teams marched together under a single flag for the first time at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The North sent athletes to a major sporting event in the South for the first time at last year's Asian Games. According to a press statement, the two countries agreed to use their respective national flags during award ceremonies.