Angela Ruggiero – A senior member of the International Olympic Committee has proposed nominating the Nobel Peace Prize for women’s hockey teams on the Inter-Korean ice. The press identified the team as a “key” to reduce tensions between the two Korean countries.
Angela Ruggiero, who has won the World Cup four times and won the state medal for hockey content, said she will call on other members of the International Olympic Committee to have the same idea as her. “I would be happy if the inter-Korean women’s hockey team received the Nobel Peace Prize. It is the proper recognition of the sacrifices of both teams to be able to join together, ”Angela Ruggiero said.
Earlier, South Korea proposed the creation of an inter-Korean ice hockey team to attend the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in an effort to bring closer to Korea and pave the way for inter-Korean dialogue. Tide. The team consists of 23 South Korean players and 12 Korean players wearing uniform uniforms from “Korea” on the map of the Korean Peninsula.
This is the first and only practice match for the newly formed hockey team of the two Korean countries yed under the unified flag. Before each match, the whole team does not sing Korean national anthem or Korean. Instead, the familiar melody of the folk song “Arirang” is heard.
Russian news agency RT said the Korean-Korean hockey team is considered a “key” to reduce tensions between the two Korean countries after a series of tests of Pyongyang’s ballistic and nuclear missiles. North Korea is still subject to tough UN and US sanctions regarding its nuclear program and ballistic missiles.
“As an athlete who competed in the 4 Olympics, I understand that it is not only about the individual athletes, the team they play, the country they represent but also the convey strong messages around the world, “said by Ms. Ruggiero.