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South Korea to pay for North Korea's Olympics attendance

South Korea to pay for North Korea's Olympics attendance

South Korea has budgeted $2.6 million to pay for North Korea's expenses at the Winter Olympics.

South Korea has a history of paying for North Korea to attend sporting events and, in 2018, has budgeted $895 million to increase cooperation between the two countries.

South Korea has approved spending $2.6 million to cover North Korea's costs at the Winter Olympics.

The South will cover the cost of 424 North Koreans' food, Olympics entrance fees, transportation and accommodation, with most of the delegates staying in five-star hotels in Seoul.

In 2002, at the Busan Asian Games, South Korea budgeted $1.9 million and paid only $1.2 million.

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