2018 Winter Olympics: official opening of Olympic Village in Pyeongchang

Source : 112 Ukraine

Flags of all countries, including North Korea were raised above the Olympic Village
16:26, 1 February 2018

Yonhap News Agency

The ceremony of the official opening of the Olympic Village took place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Lee Hee-Beom, the President and CEO of the Organizing Committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Lee Kee-Heung, the President of the National Olympic Committee of South Korea visited it as Yonhap reported.

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Flags of all countries-members of the Olympic Games, including North Korea were raised above the Olympic Village.

Yonhap News Agency

As it is reported, the Pyeongchang Village consists of two allocation units: mountain and on the coast. The organizers specified that it is planned to place the representatives of snow sports such as downhill skiers, biathlonists, snowboarders, freestylers, lugers, bobsledders and skeleton racers in the mountains. The total amount of the guests and participants placed at mountain unit will be 3, 500 people.

Such sportsmen as the ice skaters, hockey players, speed skaters, curlers, short trackers and participants of Paralympic Games will be placed on the coast. Totally, 2,700 places are prepared for them.

It is also reported that the Norway national team already settled in the mountain unit and the national teams of Hungary, Czech Republic and New Zealand settled on the coast. The arrival of other sportsmen is expected within the next few days.

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As we reported 33 athletes will present Ukraine at 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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