Elise Hu Elise Hu is NPR's Seoul correspondent.

Eun Jung Kim delivers a stone between Yeong Mi Kim and Seon Yeong Kim during their competition against Switzerland on Friday. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Garlic Girls,' South Korea's Curlers, Are A Surprise Olympics Sensation

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Nao Kodaira of Japan hugs Sang-Hwa Lee of Korea after Kodaira beat Lee in the 500m speed skating finals. The two have finished within fractions of a second of each other for years and are constantly compared to one another. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Rivals Japan And South Korea Face Off At Olympics Amid Chilly Ties

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Windy conditions at the Yongpyong Alpine Center forced the delay of the women's slalom race. Here, team members and coaches are seen on the mountain as gusts of wind blew Wednesday morning. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters hide caption

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The Mixed Korean Hockey Team Takes To The Ice

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North Korea Holds Military Parade, Shows Off Weapons Ahead Of Olympic Opening

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North Korea Stages Military Parade Before Opening Of Pyeongchang Olympics

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Vice President Pence is greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP hide caption

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Pence Starts Asia Trip Amid Signs Of Strain With South Korea

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Pence Begins Asia Trip In Japan

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Why The Pyeongchang Olympics Are Also A Tech Showcase For South Korea

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Every ad in the Seoul Metro's Apujeong station is for a plastic surgery clinic. In response to a growing number of complaints from riders, the Seoul Metro announced it will ban advertisements for cosmetic surgery at its stations. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Pence To Travel To South Korea To See Start Of The Olympics

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Rescue workers remove a survivor from a hospital fire on Friday in Miryang, South Korea. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Fire Rips Through South Korean Hospital, Killing Dozens Of Patients

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South Korean protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in front of Seoul Station on Monday. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

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