North Korean supporters cheer during the preliminary round of the women's hockey game between Switzerland and the combined Koreas at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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As Switzerland demolished a unified Korean hockey team at the Pyeongchang winter Olympics Saturday, despondent home fans at least had another contest to distract them -- a clash of cultures featuring North and South Korean cheerleaders.Neither approach inspired a goal from the home team, which went down 0-8, but it was clear who connected with the mainly young South Korean fans, who have grown up physically separated from the poor, one-party state to the North.As the fans sang and bopped to the rhythms of rap, rock and pop played over stadium speakers, the North's cheerleaders countered with a North Korean pop song that was popular a decade ago, the last time the two Koreas were trying to make peace.
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