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Three games in, Korean women’s hockey team finally scores a goal

The Korean women’s hockey team lost 4-1 in its latest match against Japan, but that single goal was important: it’s the first they’ve scored so far all Olympics.

WATCH: The joint Korean women’s ice hockey team had its first game, a friendly match against Sweden ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics while outside the venue protesters condemned the North Korean regime. After the Olympics, Korean players will be separated, probably for good, because the two Koreas bar their citizens from visiting each other or exchanging phone calls, letters and emails.

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'Like the 1970s': World mesmerised by North Korean cheerleaders

Seemingly everyone in the audience took out their phones to snap a picture of the North Korean cheerleaders, who commanded more celebrity than the Olympic ice hockey teams the crowds had gathered to support.

As they found their seats for the preliminary game between Sweden and the Unified Korean team, South Koreans peppered the Northern cheerleaders with questions, but the all-female squad only responded with tight-lipped smiles.



“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte