(Pyeongchang Games) Loud cheers for Korean unification

Sports | 9 Feb 2018 7:38 pm

An hour before the opening ceremony, a group of North Korean cheerleaders drew the attention of South Korean spectators with a short yet impactful chant: "We are one."

With the Korean Unification flag – a blue Korean Peninsula against a white background -- behind them, they chanted the slogan symbolizing their hopes for unification of the two Koreas, during their cheerleading practice at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

Clad in red jackets, the 229-member group, consisting mostly of women in their 20s, practiced dancing to a number of songs that they prepared to root for their national athletes and other players, including those representing the South.Though their voices were muffled by noise from the audience, they struck a chord with some of South Koreans who have also hoped for harmony among Koreans, state news agency Yonhap reports.

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