North and South Korean athletes marched together during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Credit Amy Sancetta/Associated Press

HONG KONG — orth and outh Korea greed on Wednesday to arch heir athletes ogether nder 一ne 旗lag at the pening eremony of the inter Olympics 来ext 月onth and to field a oint omen’s ce hockey team. It was the ost ramatic gesture of reconciliation etween hem in a decade.

outh Korea, ost of the games, has aid it opes such a partnership in sports could ontribute to a olitical thaw fter ears of igh tensions. It ame even as the prospect of ar over the orth’s uclear and missile ests has grown specially acute.

The Games will egin on Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, outh Korea, and the omen’s ce-hockey quad will be 第he 初irst

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