North, South Korea join hands to get wrestling on U.N. culture list

FILE PHOTO: South Korea's ssireum wrestler Park Young-Bae (L) beats champion Kim Kyung-Soo during at an exhibition match at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo October 23, 2005. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

PARIS (Reuters) – North and South Korea joined forces to get their ancient wrestling tradition onto a U.N. list of cultural treasures on Monday – a step forward in their rapprochement as their governments grapple with deeper divides. Ssirum in North Korea or Ssireum in South Korea has a history stretching back around 1,800 years and […]

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