North Korean media said Saturday that no one has the right to say whether the regime is right or wrong if it decides to hold a military parade just one day before the opening of the PyeongChang Olympics. Organizers will supply each athlete's residence with condoms.
Bookmakers Neds rate Norway as $1.90 favourite to top the gold medal tally come the closing ceremony, with Neds listing Australia all the way out at $1001 to have the most gold on Febrary 25 - but while not everyone can be a victor, the organisers are banking on plenty of athletes getting lucky.
Pyeongchang and Gangneung's Olympic Villages have been officially opened with a special ceremony taking place simultaneously at the two locations.
With 2,925 athletes expected at the Olympic Village this year, from 90 nations, it works out to roughly 37 condoms per person - available to them in a span of about two weeks.
There have been growing voices in the country saying that South Korea, the host of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, needs more seats with permanent membership on the IOC. Thanks to championship wins and endorsement deals with Rolex and Oakley, the Under Armour athlete may be the most famous woman in winter sports.
South Korean military honour guards will be mobilised for the events, but civilian volunteers will be used for the North's ceremony on Thursday, organising committee spokeswoman Lee Ji-Hye told AFP. It's all athletes! In the mountain village, it's all athletes.
South Korea will seek to have a spot as an individual member and will nominate a renowned heavyweight in the sporting world as its International Olympic Committee candidate.
The 12 competition venues have also officially opened, allowing athletes already in the town to get started with their training and final preparations for the Games.
They also will be getting about 110,000 condoms, the reports.