Unesco accepts historic joint Korean bid to recognise traditional wrestling

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Two nations combine forces to list ssireum, a type of traditional wrestling, with the UN for the first time, in further sign of rapprochement

North and South Korea marked a new step in their reconciliation efforts on Monday as Unesco accepted an unprecedented joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognised as one of the world’s most treasured cultural practices.

The two countries combined their bids to list ssireum, a type of traditional Korean wrestling, as intangible cultural heritage with Unesco, the United Nations cultural organisation. The official name was listed as “Traditional Korean Wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)”, with the North Korean transcription appearing first.

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