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03 February, 2018, 11:32 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Murray Buchan set to flourish in the pressure cooker of Pyeongchang

The number of condoms set to be delivered during this year's Winter Olympics isn't remarkably high, however, compared to recent Summer Olympics games, which draw many more athletes.

Throughout the special, Lake Placid residents, lawmakers, journalists and athletes relate their own personal memories of the 1980 Olympic Games. Thanks to championship wins and endorsement deals with Rolex and Oakley, the Under Armour athlete may be the most famous woman in winter sports.

Among the five was Kyung Sung-hyun, who failed to earn the selection even though he had attended South Korea's Olympic team launch ceremony while wearing the national team uniform.

The snow sports athletes will be based at the PyeongChang Olympic village, and the ice event athletes will stay in the Gangneung village.

Combined Forces Command in South Korea, along with his predecessor, retired Gen. James Thurman, will be part of the delegation.

CNN says this year's athletes village includes a fitness center, a dining area that is accessible 24 hours a day, and a multifaith area for worship.

Official team welcome ceremonies are due to take place from February 5 to 8 on a dedicated ceremony stage, along with cultural performances.

During last year's drills, Pyongyang launched multiple missile tests and held a massive artillery exercise at the end of April.

In a commentary on Friday, North Korea's state media said Washington was attempting to create a "stage of confrontation" at the Olympics by saying the inter-Korean talks and the positive results that had stemmed from them could "disappear" after the Games.

"This Village will allow the athletes not only to prepare for competition, but it will also allow the athletes to enjoy the spirit of the Olympic Games and to show what the Olympic Games are about".

They also will be getting about 110,000 condoms, the reports.

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