The two Koreas are likely to field just one or two unified teams at the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Indonesia in August.
Lee Kee-heung, president of the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee(KSOC) said on Monday that the Olympic Council of Asia(OCA) confirmed it would only support joint Korean teams as long as they aren't granted extra roster spots.
Lee told reporters that without expanding the roster, there is concern that South Korean athletes who have prepared for the quadrennial competition could lose their spots.
Seven South Korean national sports federations, including the Korea Table Tennis Association(KTTA), earlier expressed interest in fielding unified teams, but the two Koreas are likely to form unified teams in just one or two events due to the problem in expanding the roster.
This year's Asian Games are scheduled to take place in Indonesia's Jakarta and Palembang from August 18th to September second.