• South Korea, Japan, and China joined forces to ensure the success of the upcoming Olympics Games
  • The next three Olympic Games will all be held in Northeast Asia
  • The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games is the first one to be held, followed by Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022

Sports ministers from South Korea, Japan, and China have forged an agreement to cooperate with each other in order to ensure the success of the three upcoming Olympics games which will all be held in Northeast Asia.

PyeonChang in South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Tokyo in Japan will be the site of the 2020 Summer edition of the sporting event, while the Chinese capital Beijing will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

The so-called “PyeongChang Declaration” signed by the three nations’ respective ministers in charge of sports, Cho Yoon-sun of South Korea, Liu Peng of China and Hirokazu Matsuno of Japan, details plans for sports exchange and cooperation among the three countries; with the ultimate goal of ensuring success for each of their Olympics hosting.

“For the success of PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022, the three nations will share their know-how and undertake joint efforts to create excitement for the events. Through sports exchanges, South Korea, China and Japan will strengthen mutual understanding and trust, and will use that as a base for peaceful co-existence in Northeast Asia,” the declaration read as previously quoted by ABS-CBN News.

The three countries also promised to build on an “Olympic legacy” which would hopefully extend beyond sports cooperation among the Northeast Asian nations.

“South Korea, China and Japan are the oldest neighbors in the world, and we’ve all established brilliant and unique civilizations on common ideological and cultural foundation. In addition to the success of the Olympics in the region, I hope this sports ministers’ meeting will offer a vision for the future that can bring about the co-prosperity of the three countries,” said South Korea’s Minister Cho, as previously quoted by the Korean Herald.