S. Korean Athletes Enter Athletes' Village in Gangneung
South Korea's national speed skating team and figure skaters have moved into the athletes' village in Gangneung.
The athletes at the village have started warming up for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics just around the corner.
Cha Ji-yeon has more.
After a two and a half hour drive from Taenung in Seoul, South Korea's speed skating team arrived in Gangneung.
The athletes, looking nervous, carried their bags into the village.
Their first destination was the Gangneung Oval, which will host speed skating events.
As the athletes have just arrived, they went through warmup drills like running and stretching instead of hitting the ice.
Excited over the festive mood of the Olympics, they took a picture of each other at the stadium.
Lee Seung-hoon, who is the strongest gold medal contender in the mass start race, was off the ice and had cycling training.
"An important race will take place at the end of the Olympics, and I promise my utmost efforts to produce good results."
Earlier on, the figure skating pair of Kim Kyu-eun and Kam Kang-chan arrived in Gangneung.
They became the first South Korean players to move into Gangneung Village and expressed their expectations for the upcoming Olympics.
"We now really realize that the Olympics are here."
Upon arrival, Kim and Kam decided to rest instead of practicing.
On the following day, they will begin their practice and see the North Korean figure skating duo of Kim Ju-sik and Ryom Tae-ok, who started a training session at Gangneung.
The rest of the Korean national team will arrive at the athletes' villages in Gangneung and PyeongChang according to the schedule of their games. The team-launching ceremony will take place at Gangneung Village on February 7.
Cha Ji-yeon reporting for Yonhap News TV from Gangneung
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