Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

A unified team of South Korea and North Korea competed under the title "Korea" at the 2018 Winter Olympics in ice hockey.

Korea at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Refer to caption
IOC codeCOR
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors35 in 1 sport
Flag bearers Opening
Won Yun-jong[1]
(South Korea)
Hwang Chung-gum[1]
(North Korea)
Closing
Lee Seung-hoon[2]
(South Korea)
Kim Ju-sik[2]
(North Korea)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 South Korea (1948–)
 North Korea (1964–)

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, the delegations from both the host nation South Korea and North Korea marched together in the opening ceremony under the Korean Unification Flag.[3][4]

BackgroundEdit

In January 2018, it was announced that the South Korea women's national ice hockey team would be amalgamated with a group of North Korean players to form a single Korea women's national ice hockey team in the tournament.[IOC Media Relations Team 1] They competed under the country code "COR",[5] from the abbreviation of French word Corée.[6] (The country code "KOR" is already used for South Korea; the IOC uses "PRK" for North Korea.) The anthem which played when the Korea team played in international ice hockey is the folk song "Arirang" instead of the national anthems of either South Korea or North Korea. The team's uniform featured the silhouette of the Korean peninsula with the text "Korea".[7] Because of ongoing U.S. sanctions against North Korea, the uniforms were made by a Finnish company instead of official sponsor Nike.[8]

The first match of the unified Korean women's ice hockey team was attended by various dignitaries, including International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong-nam and North Korean Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Yo-jong.[9]

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors who participated in the unified Korean team.

Sport Men Women Total
Ice hockey 0   South Korea: 23
  North Korea: 12
35
Total 0 35 35

Ice hockeyEdit

Summary
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal / Pl. Final / BM / Pl.
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Korea women's Women's tournament    Switzerland
L 0–8
  Sweden
L 0–8
  Japan
L 1–4
4 N/A    Switzerland
L 0–2
  Sweden
L 1–6
8

Women's tournamentEdit

South Korea qualified as the host. From a roster of 35 players, at minimum of three North Korean players were selected for each game.[10]

Team rosterEdit

  • Women's team event – 1 team of 35 players

The following is the Korean roster for the women's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[11]

Head coach:   Sarah Murray[12]     Assistant coaches:   Kim Do-yun,   Pak Chol-ho,   Rebecca Baker

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate 2017–18 team
1 G Genevieve Knowles 1.60 m (5.2 ft) 60 kg (130 lb) 25 April 2000   Phoenix
2 F Ko Hye-in 1.63 m (5.3 ft) 68 kg (150 lb) 18 July 1994   Ice Avengers
3 D Eom Su-yeon 1.68 m (5.5 ft) 60 kg (130 lb) 1 February 2001   Ice Avengers
4 F Kim Un-hyang 1.57 m (5.2 ft) 59 kg (130 lb) 10 December 1992   Kanggye
5 F Caroline Park 1.59 m (5.2 ft) 56 kg (123 lb) 18 November 1989   Phoenix
6 F Choi Yu-jung 1.56 m (5.1 ft) 56 kg (123 lb) 27 March 2000   Ice Beat
7 F Danelle Im 1.62 m (5.3 ft) 55 kg (121 lb) 21 January 1993   Phoenix
8 D Kim Se-lin 1.56 m (5.1 ft) 60 kg (130 lb) 3 April 2000   Ice Avengers
9 F Park Jong-ahC 1.60 m (5.2 ft) 59 kg (130 lb) 13 June 1996   Ice Avengers
10 F Choi Ji-yeon 1.59 m (5.2 ft) 52 kg (115 lb) 21 August 1998   Ice Avengers
11 D Park Ye-eun 1.62 m (5.3 ft) 54 kg (119 lb) 28 May 1996   Ice Beat
12 F Kim Hee-won 1.64 m (5.4 ft) 55 kg (121 lb) 1 August 2001   Ice Avengers
13 F Lee Eun-ji 1.54 m (5.1 ft) 48 kg (106 lb) 8 March 2001   Phoenix
14 F Ryo Song-hui 1.57 m (5.2 ft) 61 kg (134 lb) 15 January 1994   Taesongsan
15 D Park Chae-lin 1.58 m (5.2 ft) 52 kg (115 lb) 17 December 1998   Ice Beat
16 F Jo Su-sieA 1.62 m (5.3 ft) 55 kg (121 lb) 9 September 1994   Ice Beat
17 F Han Soo-jin 1.69 m (5.5 ft) 63 kg (139 lb) 22 September 1987   Ice Beat
18 F Kim Un-jong 1.56 m (5.1 ft) 63 kg (139 lb) 28 October 1992   Taesongsan
20 G Han Do-hee 1.59 m (5.2 ft) 60 kg (130 lb) 16 November 1994   Ice Avengers
21 F Lee Yeon-jeong 1.60 m (5.2 ft) 52 kg (115 lb) 2 November 1994   Ice Beat
22 F Jung Si-yun 1.71 m (5.6 ft) 64 kg (141 lb) 8 September 2000   Ice Avengers
23 D Park Yoon-jungA 1.71 m (5.6 ft) 65 kg (143 lb) 18 December 1992   Phoenix
24 D Cho Mi-hwan 1.60 m (5.2 ft) 58 kg (128 lb) 30 March 1995   Ice Avengers
25 G Ri Pom 1.63 m (5.3 ft) 62 kg (137 lb) 28 May 1995   Sajabong
26 F Kim Hyang-mi 1.62 m (5.3 ft) 72 kg (159 lb) 10 February 1995   Taesongsan
27 F Jong Su-hyon 1.60 m (5.2 ft) 58 kg (128 lb) 10 October 1996   Taesongsan
29 F Lee Jin-gyu 1.63 m (5.3 ft) 59 kg (130 lb) 13 January 2000   Phoenix
31 G Shin So-jung 1.65 m (5.4 ft) 63 kg (139 lb) 4 March 1990   Ice Beat
32 D Jin Ok 1.58 m (5.2 ft) 56 kg (123 lb) 28 January 1990   Kanggye
33 F Choe Un-gyong 1.52 m (5.0 ft) 52 kg (115 lb) 29 January 1994   Susan
37 F Randi Griffin 1.65 m (5.4 ft) 58 kg (128 lb) 2 September 1988   Phoenix
39 F Hwang Chung-gum 1.63 m (5.3 ft) 59 kg (130 lb) 11 September 1995   Taesongsan
41 D Hwang Sol-gyong 1.60 m (5.2 ft) 60 kg (130 lb) 9 January 1997   Jangjasan
42 D Ryu Su-jong 1.60 m (5.2 ft) 59 kg (130 lb) 24 July 1995   Kimchaek
47 D Choe Jong-hui 1.58 m (5.2 ft) 62 kg (137 lb) 12 December 1991   Kimchaek

Preliminary roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1    Switzerland 3 3 0 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Quarterfinals
2   Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 11 3 +8 6
3   Japan 3 1 0 0 2 6 6 0 3 Classification
4   Korea (H) 3 0 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host
10 February 2018
21:10
Switzerland   8–0
(3–0, 3–0, 2–0)
  KoreaKwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,606

12 February 2018
21:10
Sweden  8–0
(4–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  KoreaKwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,244

14 February 2018
16:40
Korea  1–4
(0–2, 1–0, 0–2)
  JapanKwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,110
5–8th place semifinal
18 February 2018
12:10
Switzerland   2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  KoreaKwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,811
Seventh place game
20 February 2018
12:10
Sweden  6–1
(2–1, 1–0, 3–0)
  KoreaKwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,125

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Two Koreas' Olympic ice hockey team faces unexpected challenge: language". The Japan Times. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018. the unified team has been accorded its own country code, COR, from the French word for Korea, Coree.
  7. ^ Watson, Ivan; Ko, Stella; McKenzie, Sheena (5 February 2018). "Joint Korean ice hockey team plays for first time ahead of Olympics". CNN. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  8. ^ Hyunjoo, Jin; Christine, Kim (2018). "No Samsung phones, Nike uniforms for North Koreans? Sanctions cloud Ol". Reuters. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  9. ^ Ortiz, Erik; Abdelkader, Rima. "Despite defeat, unified Korean women's ice hockey team shines". NBC News.
  10. ^ "Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang". BBC News. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Ice hockey Women – Team Roster – COR - Korea" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Coach Profile: Sarah MURRAY". Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

  1. ^ "Olympic Korean Peninsula Declaration" (PDF). olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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