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Olympic Games 2018 kick off in PyeongChang in one week

03 February 2018

Before any athlete wins a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, all will be given a consolation prize of sorts - condoms. Organizers will supply each athlete's residence with condoms.

Meanwhile, Jagdish Singh will be representing India in his first ever Winter Olympics at PyeongChang, South Korea.

However, it is important to keep in mind that teams at the summer games have much larger delegations.

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Others will be available in "condom baskets" situated in the towns of Gangneung and Pyeongchang, in the Main Press Centre and Media Village, as well as in the stadia used for events.

North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho is warning the USA that its deployment of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and planned military exercises immediately after the Winter Olympics threatens improving relations between the two Koreas. If they're all to be - ahem - put to use, each athlete would be getting it on more than twice a day every day of the tournament.

From Monday, official ceremonies will be held welcoming each participating country's athletes to their accommodation, when their flags will again be hoisted and their national anthems played.

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Liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in sees the Olympics as an opportunity to resume meaningful contact with North Korea following the extended period of tension and a diplomatic stalemate over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Today, the rest of the team went to South Korea. It's all athletes! In the mountain village, it's all athletes.

"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".

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They flew on a South Korean flight that also brought back South Korean non-Olympic skiers who had visited a North Korean ski resort this week.

Olympic Games 2018 kick off in PyeongChang in one week