N.Korea says U.S. actions over Beijing Games are ‘insult’ to Olympic spirit

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By Josh Smith 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. North Korea’s Olympic Committee and Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports sent a letter to counterparts in China, including the Beijing Olympics organising committee, expressing their support for the Games despite their absence, KCNA news agency reported. North Korea was suspended from the International Olympic Committ…

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