Olympic torch bearers wish SA team well

The girl band is very popular in North Kore

The girl band is very popular in North Kore

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major global multi-sport event scheduled to take place in PyeongChang County.

The women's ice hockey teams in the North and South aren't unfamiliar with each other.

South Korea ranked 11th in points with 1,397 points, but Spain, which was ninth with 1,858 points, was ruled ineligible for the team event because it didn't have any qualified skaters in the women's singles and pairs.

The group has been compared to the Spice Girls
GETTY MORANBONG The group has been compared to the Spice Girls

Also on Friday, South Korea's unification ministry invited the North to further talks about the Olympics in the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan 15, a statement said. From left: Kim Ju-sik of North Korea, Kim Kyu-eun of South Korea, Ryom Tae-ok of North Korea and Kam Kang-chan of South Korea. South Korea are grouped with Sweden, Switzerland and Japan in the women's tournament.

The Torch-bearing opening ceremony took place on 16 December 2017 in Seoul, capital of South Korea, and countries from across the world were represented at the ceremony.

On Tuesday, North Korea confirmed it would join in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games which is scheduled for February 9 to 25, following Seoul's proposal that Pyongyang send a large delegation as well as a cheering squad to PyeongChang.