North Korea cheer squad arrives for Olympic games in South

Published 2:16 a.m. ET Feb. 7, 2018 | Updated 3:04 a.m. ET Feb. 7, 2018

INJE, South Korea (AP) — A 229-member strong, all-female cheering section arrived from North Korea on Wednesday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The women, wearing red coats with black fur collars and matching fur hats, received a celebrity welcome as they streamed off their buses and disappeared into their hotel at a South Korean automobile racing track resort.

The squad, which features women chosen for their youth, good looks and enthusiasm, has been allowed to root for the North’s much smaller contingent of athletes — only about 22 are competing — as part of a last-minute arrangement between Pyongyang and Seoul. It’s the first time a cheering squad from the North has come in 13 years.

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