As the much-heralded debut of a joint women’s team brings an 8-0 defeat, spectators in a local bar divide over the One Korea idea
One minute Lee Yun-hwa was full of excitement, shouting her order in a tiny Gangneung pub for a plate of grilled intestines and a round of beer. The next minute she was sitting in stunned silence as Switzerland scored yet another goal against the Korean women’s ice hockey team.
It was supposed to be a moment of celebration – the first time in history that athletes from North and South Korea had played together in an Olympics. But as the loss deepened – Korea finally lost to Switzerland 8-0 – it was hard to find a silver lining.
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