22 January, 2018
"More than 80 per cent of the athletes in this pool did not compete at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014", the IOC said in a statement.
South Korea had hoped that the Games which begin in Pyeongchang on February 9 could help ease the crisis on the peninsula that surged to new heights in recent months over the North's nuclear missile programme.
Last week, officials from both countries met in the neutral village of Panmunjom to discuss the participation of North Korean athletes in the Olympics, among other topics.
Unified Women's Ice Hockey Team: The IOC has chose to allow the two National Olympic Committees, for the first time in their Olympic history, to form a unified team in a sport.
However, to maintain fairness for opponents, only 22 can suit up for each game.
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The IOC last month banned Russian Federation from the Pyeongchang Games as a result of its "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system, though individual athletes will be able to compete effectively as neutrals if they can prove their anti-doping credentials.
Short track speed skating - two extra places have been allocated to North Korea, allowing Jong Kwang-Bom to compete at 1500m and Choe Un-Song to take part in the 500m.
Earlier this month, the two Koreas held their first official talks in more than two years, where the North showed interest in sending a delegation of athletes and high-ranking government officials to the Winter Games.
The Olympic torch has embarked on a weeklong journey along the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea - one of the most risky borders in the world - with hope that both sides will rise above their differences to make greater peace a reality.
Moon, however, feels marching under one flag "will serve as a chance to warm solidly frozen South-North ties". At least three must be North Korean.
Twelve North Koreans have been added to the South Korean women's hockey team.
On Tuesday, the North said a 140-person orchestra would perform in South Korea during the Games.