February 12, 2018 10:35
Korea lost to Switzerland 8-0 in its first match at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Saturday.
Ranked sixth in the world, Switzerland outclassed the inter-Korean team, which included three North Koreans.
The gap between the teams was evident as Switzerland outshot Korea 52 to 8. Forward Alina Müller scored three goals in the first period alone.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo-jong, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach watched the match together.
"I think they were nervous, coming out in front of such a big crowd and the first game on the Olympic stage," coach Sarah Murray said after the match.
Korea faces another ice hockey powerhouse, Sweden on Monday.
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