Olympics in Pyeongchang officially started


Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

In South Korea’s Pyeongchang started the XXIII Olympic Winter games. On Friday, February 9, reported the correspondent of”.ru.»

The opening ceremony was held at the Olympic stadium Pyeongchang, which was built specifically for the Games after their completion will be reviewed. The fire was lit Korean skater Kim Yeon A.

The opening was attended by about two thousand people, leading of steel and has five children. According to the organizers, the Central idea of the event is the desire for universal reconciliation.

Team “Olympic athletes of Russia” was held under the Olympic flag. The flag bearer of the group of Russian sportsmen was a volunteer appointed by the organizing Committee of the Games.

On 5 February, the Russian team said that the ceremony will be attended by 70 to 75 representatives of the delegation. On the same day it became known that seven Russian teams will not appear in the stadium.

The game will last until February 25.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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