Sport North Korea cheerleaders abandon beach trip when mobbed by media

10:51  14 february  2018
10:51  14 february  2018 Source:   AFP

Watch the amazing North Korean cheerleaders at work

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North Korea 's Olympic cheerleaders were forced to abandon a visit to the beach when they were mobbed hundreds of excitable media on Tuesday. The cheerleaders , dressed in red uniforms with red and white woolly hats

North Korea 's Olympic cheerleaders were forced to abandon a visit to the beach when they were mobbed hundreds of excitable media on Tuesday. The cheerleaders , dressed in red uniforms with red and white woolly hats

The cheerleaders abandoned their beach visit when they were surrounded by hundreds of media. © Provided by Agence France-Presse (AFP) The cheerleaders abandoned their beach visit when they were surrounded by hundreds of media. North Korea's Olympic cheerleaders were forced to abandon a visit to the beach when they were mobbed hundreds of excitable media on Tuesday.

The cheerleaders, dressed in red uniforms with red and white woolly hats, managed a quick walk before hopping back on their bus after they were met by a huge scrum of journalists.

The North's 229-strong cheering squad, dubbed the "army of beauties", have drawn much attention since arriving for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last week.

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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA (AFP) - North Korea 's Olympic cheerleaders were forced to abandon a visit to the beach when they were mobbed hundreds of excitable media on Tuesday (Feb 13).

North Korean cheerleaders are surrounded by media as they attempt to walk on Gyeongpo beach in Gangneung on February 13, 2018. PHOTO: AFP. GANGNEUNG: North Korea ’s Olympic cheerleaders were forced to abandon a visit to the beach when they were mobbed hundreds of

"We haven't been able to see the beach," complained one of the cheerleaders as they returned to the bus.

The cheerleaders drew another crowd when they held an impromptu performance at Ojukheon House, one of the oldest traditional Korean houses in the South, for South Korean and foreign tourists.

The cheerleaders held an impromptu performance for tourists. © Provided by Agence France-Presse (AFP) The cheerleaders held an impromptu performance for tourists. The cheer squad, all in their late teens or early 20s, are said to be handpicked from elite universities and undergo strict background checks.

Their most famous alumna is Ri Sol Ju, better known these days as the First Lady of North Korea.

"When I saw them on television, I had a bad image of them but they are so pretty," said Hwang Ji-woo, a 12-year-old student from Anyang.

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North Korea ’s Olympic cheerleaders were forced to abandon a visit to the beach when they were mobbed hundreds of excitable media on Tuesday. The cheerleaders , dressed in red uniforms with red and white woolly hats

GANGNEUNG, South Korea : North Korea 's Olympic cheerleaders were forced to abandon a visit to the beach when they were mobbed hundreds of excitable media on Tuesday. The cheerleaders , dressed in red uniforms with red and white woolly hats

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Cho Hye-joon, a 23-year-old student from Seoul who was interviewed by a North Korean TV reporter, said: "She asked me about what I thought about the current rapprochement between the North and South.

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