IOC 'considering joint Korea hockey team'

North Korea's International Olympics Committee official said it is considering South Korea's proposal for a united female hockey team, Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korea's unification ministry and sports and tourism ministry both said they have no knowledge of the matter.

A senior South Korean official said on Friday that Seoul is seeking to form a joint women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by the South.