PYEONGCHANG, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A North Korean flag hanging from the balcony of a residential building is catching the attention of passersby.
The residential building in question is located in the PyeongChang Paralympics athletes village, and the flag was put up by two members of the North Korean delegation staying in building no. 102.
In the photos, two unidentified men wearing North Korean uniforms are seen tying the flag to the balcony in the evening hours after they entered their residence around 6:40 p.m.
During the 2018 Winter Olympics, a massive North Korean flag that spanned three floors vertically was hung outdoors; compared to the previous spectacle, the flag displayed this time was relatively miniscule.
The delegation from Pyongyang is being housed on the 9th and 10th floors of their building.
The North Koreans, numbering 20 athletes and four administrators, arrived in South Korea on March 7 and made their way to the Paralympic grounds on the same day.
The South Korean representatives are staying in nearby building no. 101, from the ground floor to 9th.
The South and North Korean lodgings were farther apart during the Olympics; the Olympic hosts took up residence in building no. 801 while the Northern visitors’ accommodations were in building no. 804.
The decisions on where each athletic delegation stays are made by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee, which takes into account factors such as relations between nations and requests made by delegations.
This is the first time North Korea has sent athletes to a Winter Paralympics.
The Paralympics are set to begin on Friday, March 9.