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Beijing Winter Olympics

North Korea to skip Beijing Winter Olympics

Pyongyang also calls U.S. moves an 'insult' to Olympic sprit

North Korea's decision comes after not attending Tokyo Olympics in 2021.    © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea blamed "hostile forces" and the worldwide pandemic for not being able to attend the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing and accused the United States and its allies of trying to prevent the Games' success, state media said on Friday.

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