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Unification flag, Arirang tapped for unified Korean team.



OSAKA, March 19 Kyodo

A ''unification flag'' and Korean folk song folk song, music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies.  Arirang will be used for a joint table tennis team between North and South Korea at the upcoming world championships in Osaka, Japanese table tennis officials said Monday.

The use of the flag and the song at official ceremonies of the April-May championships was approved Sunday by the International Table Tennis Federation The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is the governing body for all national table tennis associations. The first international tournament was held in January 1926 in Berlin. Austria, Germany, Hungary and Sweden were charter members. , which also decided to extend the entry deadline for Korean players until March 28.

The unification flag, which bears a blue map of the Korean Peninsula A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three sides by water. A peninsula can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit.[1] Europe
  • Europe itself is a peninsula.
, was used when North and South Korean athletes and officials marched together for the first time in an Olympic opening ceremony in Sydney last September.

A joint Korean team will be formed for the second time at the table tennis world championships and the first since the 1991 meet in Chiba.
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Date:Mar 26, 2001
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