North Korean Olympians arrive at athletes' village

Reuters
Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea Published: Feb 01, 2018, 02:51 PM(IST)

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North Korean winter Olympics team members and officials arrived at the athletes' village in Gangneung late on Thursday night (February 1) after flying into Yangyang Airport.

The team, including figure skating pair Kim Ju Sik and Ryom Tae Ok, three alpine skiers, three cross-country skiers and two short-track skaters flew in to join 12 ice hockey players who arrived in South Korea last month.

North and South Korea had agreed to march under a single flag at the opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympics and field a united team in the women's ice hockey after rare inter-Korean talks were launched in early January.

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