Czech House at Pyeongchang Olympics opens

The Czech House at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea was officially opened on Friday, the first day of the Games. The venue will host athletes, fans and international visitors for the duration of the Olympics, which conclude on February 25.

Among the guests at the ceremonial opening were the president of the Czech Olympic Committee, Jiří Kejval, the speaker of the Senate, Milan Štěch, the Czech ambassador to South Korea, Tomáš Husák, and the president of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska.

Ninety-three Czech athletes are taking part in Pyeongchang. The Czech team picked up eight medals, including two gold, at the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.