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    North Korean Cheerleaders: Team Support Done Right

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    North Korea’s athletes have been accompanied to Pyeongchang by a group of cheerleaders, who’ve even managed on occasion to draw everyone’s attention away from the games themselves by singing songs.

    The cheerleading team that North Korea sent to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with their performance seems to have overshadowed the one by their own athletes. Probably few will remember the hockey match between Switzerland and North Korea that ended in an 8-0 loss for the Koreans, but the songs of their cheerleaders have already managed to draw public and social media attention:

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    ​Some people on Twitter even went as far as to suggest they deserve a medal…

    ​… or to be an example for some people…

    ​…though some found their manner of supporting the team a little bit creepy:


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