Unified Korean sporting teams

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Korea Team
Unification flag of Korea.svg
Events
IOC codeCOR
NOCs
Other related appearances
 North Korea
 South Korea
International medals
World Table Tennis Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Chiba Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Chiba Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Chiba Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Chiba Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Sweden Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Women's Canoe TBR 500 meters
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Women's Canoe TBR 200 meters
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Men's Canoe TBR 1000 meters
ITTF World Tour
Gold medal – first place 2018 Korea Open Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Korea Open Men's doubles
Korea
Hangul
코리아
Revised RomanizationKoria
McCune–ReischauerK'oria
IPA/kʰo̞ɾi.a̠/

A unified team of North and South Korea has played at certain sports competitions under the name Korea.

History[edit]

A unified team under the name Korea (KOR) competed in 1991 World Table Tennis Championships and FIFA World Youth Championship with athletes from both North and South Korea. In 1991, the team used the Unification Flag and the anthem "Arirang".[1][2]

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea, the Koreas marched together at the Parade of Nations under the Unification Flag.[3] A unified team played in the women's ice hockey tournament as Korea under the IOC country code COR, using the Unification Flag and the "Arirang" anthem. For other disciplines, the two Koreas retained separate national teams.[4] At the 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships, the two Koreas entered separate teams, but when they were paired against each other at the quarter-final of the women's event, they negotiated instead to field a joint team for the semifinal, with the agreement of the International Table Tennis Federation.[5]

The two Koreas also initially agreed to form a unified Korea team at the 2018 East Asian Judo Championships in Mongolia.[6] Plans to compete under a unified flag were eventually scrapped due to a dispute over the flag.[7]

Four unified teams also participated in the international table tennis event, 2018 Korea Open. The unified Korean women's doubles team won gold, the first gold medal won by a unified Korean team since the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships, while the unified men's doubles team won bronze.[8]

Records[edit]

Multi-sport events[edit]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 35[4] 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

2018 Asian Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
Indonesia 2018 Jakarta–Palembang 60 1 1 2 4
Total 1 1 2 4

2018 Asian Para Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
Indonesia 2018 Jakarta 12 0 1 1 2
Total 0 1 1 2

Single sports events[edit]

World Table Tennis Championships[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
Japan 1991 Chiba 22[9] 1 1 2 4
Sweden 2018 Sweden 5[10] 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 3 5

ITTF World Tour[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
South Korea 2018 Korea Open 8[11] 1 0 1 2
Total 1 0 1 2

Single sport team tournaments[edit]

FIFA World Youth Championship[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
Portugal 1991 Portugal 18[12] 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

World Men's Handball Championship[edit]

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
DenmarkGermany 2019 Denmark / Germany Match for 21st place 22nd of 24 7 1 0 6 177 216 –39
Total 22nd place 7 1 0 6 177 216 –39

FIBA Women's Asia Cup[edit]

Games Position Pld W L
2019 TBA To be determined
Total 0 0 0

See also[edit]

Korea national under-20 football team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "제41회 세계탁구선수권대회 남북단일팀 구성·참가에 관한 합의서". Ministry of Unification (in Korean). 1991-02-12. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ "제6회 세계청소년 축구선수권대회 남북단일팀 구성·참가에 관한 합의서". Ministry of Unification (in Korean). 1991-02-12. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  3. ^ Hyonhee Shin; Christine Kim (17 January 2018). "Koreas to form unified ice hockey team, march together in Olympics". Reuters. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Unified Korean Olympic Team to march at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018". International Olympic Committee. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Table Tennis: Koreas form unified team at world championships". Reuters. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  6. ^ Young, Henry (6 June 2018). "Unified Korean team to fight at East Asian Judo Championships". CNN. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Judo: South, North Korea cancel plans to compete as joint team". Kyodo News+. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Table tennis: Joint inter-Korea team beats China to win mixed doubles at Korea Open". Channel NewsAsia.
  9. ^ "제41회 세계탁구선수권대회 단일팀 실무위원회 합의서". Ministry of Unification (in Korean). 1991-02-26. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  10. ^ "As one, Korea unified, the power of table tennis - International Table Tennis Federation". International Table Tennis Federation. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Unified Korean mixed doubles team cruises at int'l table tennis event". Yonhap News Agency. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  12. ^ "제6회 세계청소년축구선수권대회 단일팀 실무위원회 합의서". Ministry of Unification (in Korean). 1991-02-26. Retrieved 2018-01-10.