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South Korea: Russian fans await Olympic opening ceremony at 'Sports House'02:31

South Korea: Russian fans await Olympic opening ceremony at 'Sports House'

Korea, Republic of, Gangneung
February 9, 2018 at 15:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian fans awaited the countdown to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games at the 'Sports House' in the South Korean port city of Gangneung on Friday.

As the countdown to the opening ceremony neared, fans of Russian sportsmen and women, competing in Pyeongchang under the neutral banner of 'Olympic Athletes from Russia,' filled the hall decorated in the national colours and playing patriotic songs.

Anastasia hoped her support could spur athletes on to success. "I support the Russians because it unites us. We must support because athletes are in a complicated situation. I hope it can help them a little bit."

PyeongChang is hosting the 23rd Winter Olympic Games from February 9 to February 25. Around 3,000 athletes from 93 countries will compete in 15 different disciplines.

South Korea: Russian fans await Olympic opening ceremony at 'Sports House'02:31
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Russian fans awaited the countdown to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games at the 'Sports House' in the South Korean port city of Gangneung on Friday.

As the countdown to the opening ceremony neared, fans of Russian sportsmen and women, competing in Pyeongchang under the neutral banner of 'Olympic Athletes from Russia,' filled the hall decorated in the national colours and playing patriotic songs.

Anastasia hoped her support could spur athletes on to success. "I support the Russians because it unites us. We must support because athletes are in a complicated situation. I hope it can help them a little bit."

PyeongChang is hosting the 23rd Winter Olympic Games from February 9 to February 25. Around 3,000 athletes from 93 countries will compete in 15 different disciplines.

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