Other delegation members are 12 players who will join a single Korean women's ice hockey team and who are already training in South Korea.
The Winter Olympics will take place from February 9 to 25 in the city of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of this capital.
If everything goes as planned, the two Koreas will compete under the Korean Unification flag, by virtue of an agreement reached by authorities from the two countries and approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Top officials from the two governments met on January 9, 15 and 17 in Panmunjom, on the common border.
Most Koreans from either side of the border and the international community have described these steps as positive, especially when a peaceful solution to the nuclear crisis on the peninsula seemed far away.
Despite detractors from the most conservative sectors in South Korea and other parts of Asia and the world, betting on peace seems to prevail under the aegis of sports.
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