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The Olympics aren't just about fierce competition between the world's best athletes. It's a time for fans to let loose, party with folks from around the world, try some new food and maybe pose for a photo with the official mascot. But despite the international draw of athletes, fans this year have been mostly South Korean. He's done marketing for decades for the International Olympic Committee, various corporate sponsors and cities bidding for future games.Fans wondered if the games would even happen, he said. The next two Olympics are going to be in Tokyo and then Beijing, making it three consecutive games in Asia. Prazmark predicts those Olympics will benefit because a core group of folks won't want to miss out again.There's even a chance to pretend to be an Olympian: Sweden House offers a biathlon shooting game; Canada House has a table hockey game.She's from Elva, Estonia, and always wanted to see South Korea.Upon arriving at the games, she waited in line to pose for a photo with the Olympic mascot Soohorang, a white tiger.Lauren McCleary is in Seoul on a two-month-long business trip from Sydney, Australia.Her company gave her and some coworkers Olympic tickets. Canadian Stephen Noakes and his friends – all who teach English to students in South Korea – decided to search for the Olympic flame.Inside the hockey arena, fans are adapting.
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