North and South Korea unite for hockey match

The two Koreas meet in a symbolic hockey match that briefly lowered the barriers.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

The teams are competing in the International Ice Hockey Federation's Division II World Championship.

Despite the strained relations between Seoul and Pyongyang, the two Koreas competed against each other in both hockey and football this week.

For many, the competition was a rare opportunity to see a divided Korea united once again.

"Using this South-North match as a foundation, I wish this issue can be more known globally to help unite the two countries,” Kim Sung-gi, a South Korean hockey fan said.

TRT World’s Joseph Kim reports.