Published: Sun, February 04, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

PyeongChang Athletes' Village Mayor Welcomes Record-Number of Olympians

PyeongChang Athletes' Village Mayor Welcomes Record-Number of Olympians

Troy says the Groton flag will hang in the Olympic village, and it may accompany athletes if they make the podium.

According to a White House statement on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence will lead the delegation with his wife Karen Pence, who is also a member of the delegation, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The Olympians were accredited and went to the Olympic village", the NOC said.

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2018 Winter Olympic Games will be held in the Korean city of Phenchang from February 9 to February 25.

"It feels incredible (that they are coming)", said Choi So Eun, a college student who volunteered for translation and other work during the Olympics, after taking a selfie with a fellow volunteer under a North Korean flag at the Gangneung athletes' village.

Trump was apparently referring to what he regularly says was a lack of sufficient attention by former administrations to the North Korea issue, but didn't explain the implication of reaching the "end of the road".

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The full interview with Olympic Athletes' Village Mayor Ryu Seung-min will air on KBS World Radio Korea 24 on Tuesday evening Korea Time.

A dozen North Korean female hockey players came last week to form a joint team with South Korean athletes, the first unified Korean team in the Olympics.

Although other countries have also put up their flags, North Korea's was described to be the largest. He suggested that recent communication between North Korea and South Korea, which is hosting the Olympics in Pyeongchang, was a positive development. "We'll find out. We'll find out pretty soon, I suspect", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office as he met with a group of North Korean defectors.

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Trump has expressed a willingness to deal with rising tensions through diplomacy, but he has said the United States would use military force on North Korea if needed.

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