Few groups at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea have been getting more attention lately than North Korea’s cheerleaders. A video of the cheerleaders at a hockey game went incredibly viral.
North Korea has a group of 230 women in Pyeongchang to cheer on the athletes from their country competing at the games. They’ve been spotted at a bunch of different events.
The videos that have gone viral feature North Korea’s cheerleaders singing and clapping in unison. It’s oddly fascinating.
The following video from Barstool Sports is what went most viral. It’s been retweeted more than 5,000 times and liked more than 26,000 times.
Bid Day North Korea pic.twitter.com/wuBcqCyOrL
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 12, 2018
CNN has some details on what these women are saying. Most of it is pretty simple:
Among the songs in the squad’s back catalog was this number which contains the line “nice to meet you.”The song was played at meetings of separated families from North and South Korea in 2010 and 2015.However, other chants were more simplistic in nature.This song (below) seems to be a series of “la la las” until the troupe shouts “one, two, three, go!” at the end.
Here’s another video of the cheerleaders that went viral. This one features the “la la las” chant.
North Korea's cheerleaders are so mesmerizing! They're so in sync 👩🏻🎤
— Jo Sé (조셓) (@JAGtv_) February 10, 2018
You can read more about North Korea’s cheerleaders here.