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Just because you're unable to make it to South Korea next month doesn't mean you can't make your 2018 Winter Olympic dreams a reality - that is, a virtual reality.

Vice President Mike Pence will lead the United States delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics Games which is to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month, the White House said.

Team USA competes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, starting February 9th. In addition to the opening ceremony hockey, figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding will also be covered.

"There has been plenty of speculation on whether North Korea would participate or not, but now that it's been confirmed, we'll have to be prepared that much more", said Lee Hee-Beom, head of the organising committee, according to Yonhap news agency.

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There was no immediate response from North Korea to the proposals.

Separately, the International Olympic Committee has proposed a meeting on January 20 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, involving the rival Koreas to discuss North Korea's participation in Pyeongchang.

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They previously formed unified teams in 1991, at the World Table Tennis Championships and the FIFA World Youth Championship both held that year.

"The North is using an art troupe as a card to win the hearts of South Koreans".

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport said: "We are bringing audiences every moment that matters from Pyeongchang 2018".

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