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North Korea at the 2006 Winter Olympics

North Korea at the Olympic Games

Flag of North Korea
IOC code  PRK
NOC Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 6 (2 men, 4 women) in 2 sports
Flag bearer Han Jong-in[1][2]
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

North Korea competed as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. At the opening ceremony, the athletes of both North and South Korea entered the stadium together behind the Korean Unification Flag.

Figure skating

Last place after short program, the pairs team of Jong Hyong-hyok and Phyo Yong-myoung withdrew from free skate after Phyo was injured after crashing into the boards while training.[3]

Athlete Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Han Jong-in Men's n/a 42.11 30 Did not advance 30
Kim Yong-suk Ladies' n/a 39.16 27 Did not advance 27
Jong Hyong-hyok
Phyo Yong-myoung
Pairs n/a 33.63 20 Withdrew

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, FS = Free Skate, OD = Original Dance, SP = Short Program

Short track speed skating

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ri Hyang-mi Women's 500 m Disqualified
Women's 1000 m 1:34.360 3 Did not advance 15
Jong Suk Yun Women's 500 m 46.177 3 Did not advance 16


  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved Mar 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved Mar 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Crashes, injuries mount at Olympics". CBC Sports. Feb 14, 2006. Retrieved Apr 1, 2009. 
  • Yahoo! Sports – 2006 Winter Olympics – North Korea at the Wayback Machine
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