Samková carries flag as Czech team appear in Pyeongchang opening ceremony

Around 50 members of the 93-member Czech team took part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday. During the spectacular opening the Czech flag was carried by Eva Samková and the snowboard cross star is one of two Czech competitors hoping to defend their Olympic titles from the last Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

The Czech team at the curtain-raiser were all wearing what have been dubbed Raškovka hats. In the Czech national colours of red, white and blue, they resemble the wool hat in which Jiří Raška won his first gold in ski jumping at the Olympics in Grenoble in 1968.